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ERIC Number: ED474266
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Feb-26
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
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School Leaders and Community: Research and a Plan for Collaboration.
Davis, Patricia W.; Karr-Kidwell, PJ
Parental and community involvement in Title I schools is limited by occurrence and the absence of positive motivation. When parents are involved in the life of a school, children receive the message that education is important and the school is a vital commodity. With this involvement, a culture is developed that encompasses the children, neighborhood, and community. The purpose of this paper was to create a field-research project to enable Title I administrators in one Texas school district to develop a community-relations program. The purpose of this field research was to identify areas of concern that might emerge during the implementation of a community-involvement program. Strategies were developed based on historical data, demographic and social integration, and inherent school characteristics. For the collection of needed data for this study, a survey was designed and administered to a representative number from the community surrounding one particular elementary school. (Survey results appear in an appendix). Careful study of the neighborhood survey shows that many community residents have a positive attitude toward the school. As a result, school leaders have a research-based plan to reach, involve, and accept the surrounding community in a positive manner. (Contains 43 references.) (Author/WFA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas