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ERIC Number: ED113814
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Pages: 137
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Altering the Apathetic Parent-Community Attitudes Toward an Inner-City Secondary Community School.
Harper, Thomas
This report describes a practicum project that attempted to reduce apathy among students and parents of students at an inner-city junior high school. All seventh-grade students at the study school and some of their parents were selected as the target group. A support team composed of noninstructional school personnel and community representatives was formed to plan and coordinate anti-apathy efforts at the school. The support team was particularly concerned with reducing such manifestations of apathy as absenteeism, tardiness, class cutting, vandalism, and failing grades, as well as with increasing student participation in extracurricular activities and parent interest and involvement in school affairs. Data on the various indicators of apathy among seventh-grade students were gathered before and after the practicum project. Comparison of prepracticum and postpracticum data indicated improvement on all of the student-related objectives, but no improvement in parent involvement. (Author/JG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
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Note: Submitted in partial fulfillment of requirements for Doctor of Education, Nova University; Portions of the Appendix may reproduce poorly