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ERIC Number: ED122459
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-10
Pages: 12
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Reference Count: 0
How to Involve Students in Board Decision-Making.
Davis, S. John
The involvement of students in educational decision-making serves to humanize and personalize the educational system and to carry out the philosophy of participatory management. In the Fairfax County (Virginia) Public Schools, high school students serve on a countywide student advisory council, and a high school student is selected to serve a one-year term on the county school board as a full voting member. Student advisory councils also operate in each area in participating in school governance is not as high as it was during the 1960s; students now seem apathetic and uninterested in learning the complexities of school management. Student membership on the board of education is not necessarily desirable, since the student advisory councils provide ample feedback for the administration. The administrator should try to take into account the concerns of all the groups served by the school system--teachers, parents, and community members, as well as students. (DS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National School Boards Association (36th, San Francisco, April 10-13, 1976)