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ERIC Number: EJ962805
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
Parent Involvement in Public School Governance: The United States and South Africa
Lewis, Wayne D.; Colditz, Paul; Browne-Ferrigno, Tricia
Journal of School Public Relations, v32 n4 p325-348 Fall 2011
This article explores parent involvement in decision making in the United States and in postapartheid South Africa and highlights similarities and differences in how parents in these two countries participate in public school governance and decision making. Parents' role in public school governance in South Africa is significant and entrenched in the country's South African Schools Act of 1996. In contrast, parent participation in U.S. school governance and meaningful school-level decision making is more limited. The article concludes with a discussion of challenges, progress, and lessons learned in both countries.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa; United States