ERIC Number: ED192452
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Assessment of the Neighborhood School Councils and Other Organized School/Community Groups, September 1979 Through April 1980.
District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.
One hundred eighty-two schools (94 percent) responded to the survey of organized school-community groups. The survey instrument consisted of five questions in relation to four specified school groups (Neighborhood School Council, Parent-Teacher Association, Home and School Association, and Local School Board) although other groups could be added. The questions concerned group establishment, membership, election procedures, operation, and advice given to the local school administrator. Responses are shown in the form of tables and graphs by school level. Most schools indicated that the groups had improved the educational program, and done this, for the most part, through financial support and volunteer services. The majority of the responses showed that the groups provided an opportunity for involvement of the local school community in decision-making and improved communication between school and community. The main reasons given for not providing an opportunity for involvement and/or improving communication were the lack of interest and participation and the inactivity of the groups. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.
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