ERIC Number: ED100849
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
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Parent, Teacher, and Principal Perceptions of Values and School Boundary Permeability.
Wiener, William K.
This study investigated some ways to tap the perceptions of the community toward the school and the educational values of parents, teachers, and administrators, providing school principals with the data on which to base an effective school-community relations program. The dual objectives of the study were: (a) to ascertain whether the degree of parental perception of the permeability of the psychological boundaries of their child's school was related to their educational values and (b) to determine whether differences in educational values between parents and teachers, parents and the school principal, and teachers and the principal were indicative of perceived problems in the school. The study was conducted in three medium-sized elementary schools. The Val-Ed (measurement of educational values) and the Parent-School-Communications Questionnaire were completed by parents, teachers, and principals with the resulting relationships reported within this study. Both of these measurement instruments were seen to have the potential to provide the school administrator with an up-to-date profile of parental perceptions of his school and a predictive measure to guide the planning of change. (Author/JCW)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Measurement Instruments, Parents, Perception, Principals, Questionnaires, School Community Relationship, Teachers, Values
Dr. William K. Wiener, Assistant Professor of Education, Lenoir Rhyne College, Hickory, North Carolina 28601 (No price quoted)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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