ERIC Number: ED075748
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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A Study of Desired Student Involvement in Five Selected Areas of Decision Making in High Schools in Maryland School Systems.
Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Research, Evaluation, and Information Systems.
The purpose of this study was (1) to analyze desired student involvement in five areas of decision making on the high school level; and (2) to determine whether there is a significant relationship between students' perception of participation in specific areas of decision making and designated variables pertaining to socio-psychological characteristics. The following five areas of decision making were studied: student curricula, student-faculty relationships, student governance, student discipline and grievance, and student records. The motives of capability, improving education and school, and personal power associated with school control were analyzed, in addition to the socio-psychological characteristics of race, credal values, and alienation. The findings include: (1) high school students desire some involvement in decision making, and (2) there is no difference between white and non-white high school students relative to desired involvement in areas of decision making. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Research, Evaluation, and Information Systems.