ERIC Number: ED073017
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Student Participation in High School Decisions. A Study of Students and Teachers in Fourteen Urban High Schools. Summary and Excerpts.
McPartland, James; And Others
A technical report, summarized in this document, examined the findings of a questionnaire survey conducted in Spring 1970 of a sample of students and teachers in two school systems in the Middle Atlantic states. The study attempted to define and categorize the existing and possible kinds of student participation in high school decisions; to describe the attitudes of these students and staff concerning alternative decision-making procedures; and to analyze some likely effects of different types of student involvement in high school decisions. The five chapters of this document include information on school goals which student participation may affect; distinctions between kinds of student involvement and attitudes of teachers and students about the actual and desired amount of involvement; the analysis of student participation relationships by focusing on student experiences in extra-curricular activities; student involvement in non-academic decisions; and student participation in academic decisions. In general, findings show that within the two groups of students and teachers a great diversity of attitudes and opinions about student participation exists. (Author/SJM)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Research and Development Centers Branch.
Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Center for the Study of Social Organization of Schools.