Texas Public School Mission Statements : a Factor in the Involvement of Parents, Family, and/or Home in Educational Reform

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Despite site-based decison making (SBDM) educational mandates, research determined the virtual exclusion of parents, family, and/or home as co-authoritative voice in Texas public school district mission statements. Qualitative analysis determined six parent roles within 155 inclusive mission statements through rhetorical deconstruction, a text-based grammatical evaluation procedure; quantitative analysis determined no significance between inclusive and exclusive districts in factors of size, socioeconomic status, and ethnicity. The implications of this study add further support to the growing parental insistence for greater educational decision-making options: ie., home schooling, voucher system, and charter schools.

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Gillespie, Patricia T. (Patricia Todd) May 1996.

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Despite site-based decison making (SBDM) educational mandates, research determined the virtual exclusion of parents, family, and/or home as co-authoritative voice in Texas public school district mission statements. Qualitative analysis determined six parent roles within 155 inclusive mission statements through rhetorical deconstruction, a text-based grammatical evaluation procedure; quantitative analysis determined no significance between inclusive and exclusive districts in factors of
size, socioeconomic status, and ethnicity. The implications of this study add further support to the growing parental insistence for greater educational decision-making options: ie., home schooling, voucher system, and charter schools.

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Gillespie, Patricia T. (Patricia Todd). Texas Public School Mission Statements : a Factor in the Involvement of Parents, Family, and/or Home in Educational Reform, thesis, May 1996; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc278711/: accessed October 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .