ERIC Number: ED105603
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Student Participation in Decision-Making. The Individualized System. H.S.1 Studies.
Alexander, William E.; Farrell, Joseph P.
With Circular H.S.1 1972/73, the Ministry of Education directed Ontario's secondary schools to provide an increased range of course offerings and to allow students as much freedom as possible to choose their own courses. To identify the effects of the individualized "credit system" established by this controversial circular, a number of studies were conducted during the 1972-73 school year. This booklet reports on a study of student participation in school decision-making. Data were gathered from intensive case studies of two schools (one "traditional" and one "free") and from questionnaires completed by 2,860 students, 846 teachers, and 843 student government members from a representative sample of 37 Ontario secondary schools. In their analysis, the authors devote particular attention to examining the need for student participation in decision-making, patterns of influence in secondary schools, student government effectiveness, student government as a pedagogical tool, and the "house system" of school organization. (JG)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Governance, High School Students, School Organization, School Statistics, School Surveys, Secondary Education, Student Government, Student Leadership, Student Participation, Student Role, Student School Relationship, Tables (Data)
Ontario INstitute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto Ontario M5S IV6 ($5.25)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.
Identifiers - Location: Canada