ERIC Number: EJ1057943
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 75
Community Involvement in School: Social Relationships in a Bedroom Community
Preston, Jane P.
Canadian Journal of Education, v36 n3 p413-437 2013
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to describe how community involvement in school is associated with the social relationships existing/lacking within a bedroom community. Thirty-five interviews with school council members, teachers, and community members highlighted that traditional forms of community involvement in school generate connections between educators and community members, while the proximity of the city negatively affected the community's social cohesion. Theoretically, bonding and bridging social capital fosters trust, which enables community involvement. Implications are that traditional forms of community involvement in school are catalytic springboards for developing additional forms of community involvement in school.
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Qualitative Research, Case Studies, School Community Relationship, School Councils, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Community Attitudes, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Proximity, Social Capital, Trust (Psychology), Rural Urban Differences, Observation, Journal Writing, School Activities, Meetings, Social Psychology, Social Integration, Foreign Countries, Semi Structured Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Canada