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ERIC Number: EJ1082143
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1913-9020
Parent Participation in the Spanish School System: School Councils
Cobano-Delgado, VerĂ³nica
International Education Studies, v8 n11 p156-161 2015
Parents of pupils participate in the supervision and management of Spanish schools through the School Council ["Consejo Escolar"], which is the principal body through which such participation and oversight is channeled. Through it families, pupils, teachers and non-teaching staff contribute collectively to making the important decisions affecting schools. Its members are chosen by means of an electoral process that must be public and objective; voting must be personal, direct, secret and not delegatable. The Council's composition varies from one Autonomous Community to another and its character depends on the characteristics of each school--public or private--on the type of education offered as well as on the space, teaching staff and pupils it has at its disposal. Under the recent educational reform, democratic participation on the part of the various sectors which make up the school community has been drastically curtailed. Parents' representatives, teachers, pupils, administrative and municipal staff on the School Council find their contribution relegated to a merely consultative level.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain
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