ERIC Number: ED114338
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
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A Case Study of Student Government in a Middle School.
MacKenzie, William J.; Elwell, William C.
The current status of student government's role in the school decision making of a New York junior high school is examined in this case study. The student body, faculty, and administration responded to a 37-item questionnaire which examined their attitudes toward student government activities and importance in school decision making. The results indicate that a majority of the students and faculty felt that students were not involved in the decision-making process even though the prinicipal felt that they were. Students were disenchanted with the performance of the student council, did not feel that the council solicited their opinions, and did not think that the council served as a link between the students and the administration. While activities to increase student input into student council activities were initiated, efforts at increasing student input into the decision-making process met with little response from the administration even though the principal agreed to meet with council representatives every two weeks. (Author/DE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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