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Heath, Jay A.; Vik, Phil – Principal, 1996
In a recent study, 18 Iowa and South Dakota elementary principals said the major reasons for developing a site council are to build broad-based accountability, create a results-oriented improvement agenda, and enhance a sense of community. Lack of adequate time and collaborative leadership training are obstacles to success. (MLH)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Educational Improvement, Elementary Education, Leadership Training
Heath, Jay A.; Vik, Phil – Principal, 1994
A recent survey of South Dakota elementary principals confirms the value of student councils to children, their schools, and their communities. The principals surveyed noted that councils provide students with opportunities to exercise leadership in resolving problems, sharing ideas, and managing projects. One common community-service project is…
Descriptors: Altruism, Citizenship Education, Community Services, Educational Benefits