ERIC Number: ED389048
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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The Impact of a Community School on Students' Behavior.
Jones, Linda K.; Falkenberg, Eugene
Community Education Research Digest, v6 n2 p1-10 1992
This paper presents findings of a study that compared the attitudes of students in a community school, designed and staffed to follow the Alberta (Canada) Community School guidelines, and a mandated elementary fine-arts school over the school years 1985-86 through 1987-88. Bronfenbrenner's (1976) ecological research model was used to: (1) identify the relationships between the community-school programs/processes and the ecological environment in which they occur; and (2) define the relationships between these variables. Data were collected through a survey of second-, fourth-, and sixth-grade students at the two schools in Lethbridge School District, Alberta, Canada. More community-school students reported participating in the school program with their teachers and parents than did those at the elementary school. The data suggest that the community-education process has decentralized the school environment, facilitating more student and parent participation. However, the process did not extend to increased participation in the school program with friends, neighbors, clubs, and local politicians. Sixth-grade students accounted for most of the difference. Three tables and two figures are included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Sponsor: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
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