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ERIC Number: ED164726
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Black High School Students Opinions of Student Rights.
Ogletree, Earl J.; Chambers, Marie
During the past decade, the authority of school boards and school personnel has been questioned and in some cases reduced by the student rights movement. Recent legislation has given students more power and schools less. That school children must be granted the same legal and constitutional rights as adults is perplexing to school personnel, parents, and students alike. A questionnaire designed to determine students' opinions on freedom of speech, due process, suspension and corporal punishment, search and seizure, dress codes, privacy of information, and student governance in school found that the majority of black Chicago high school students are conservative in their views about student rights. They want freedom in the areas that affect them personally and that have no direct influence on the education process, but want schools to be well-organized and well-operated. Findings suggest that: (1) school administrators should give students a voice in school policies and procedures; (2) teachers should allow students to make suggestions about class procedures and assignments; (3) students should be allowed to participate in the development of a students rights handbook; and (4) faculty should support student initiated activities. By giving students increased participatory rights in the educational process and the development of student policies, academic achievement may be enhanced and disruptive problems reduced. (WI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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