ERIC Number: ED111908
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Ten Years of Decentralization: A Review of the Involvement of Urban Communities in School Decision-Making.
This document reviews the consequences of urban community involvement in school decision making. Areas concerning educational decisions, shared as goals by lay communities and school people, are considered to be: institutional responsiveness, affective and material community support to schools, educational achievement, and the democratic principle (said to express the norm in this society that people affected by public institutions should participate in their governance). Four paths through which involvement may affect educational achievement (believed to be the most important shared goal) are cited: existing evidence to support the paths of parent self-efficacy; institutional/child congruence; community support; and, student self-efficacy. Speculations about needed additional research are also made. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Community Control, Community Involvement, Community Support, Decentralization, Decision Making, Democratic Values, Parent Participation, Politics, School Community Relationship, School District Autonomy, School Involvement, Student Participation, Student School Relationship, Urban Areas
Institute for Urban and Minority Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, N.Y. 10027 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Inst. for Urban and Minority Education.; Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.