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ERIC Number: ED425536
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
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Parental Involvement and Governance: The Reconstruction of the "Community School."
Macmillan, Robert B.
This report focuses on one Nova Scotian community's efforts to maintain its school's existence in the face of service centralization. The paper focuses on the community's efforts to save the school from downsizing or closure. In spring 1994, the Nova Scotia government passed legislation allowing for the creation of school councils. Subsequently, a study was undertaken to analyze the site-based management districts that were set up because of this legislation. The text analyzes the Sannox Consolidated School district, a rural community in Nova Scotia. The efforts to increase parent participation in the governance of the school and the attendant tensions that developed between parents and teachers due to that involvement are discussed. The parents' new role is described in three stages: the increasing awareness by parents and teachers of their new place in the system, the cautious cooperation that evolved following this awareness, and the shared commitment to improve the school and preserve it as a community resource once these new roles were understood. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Canada