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Title

  • Main Title The School-Family-Community Partnership: A Superintendent's Perspective

Creator

  • Author: Perry, Brant Patrick
    Creator Type: Personal

Contributor

  • Chair: Hudson, Johnetta
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Committee Member: Newsom, Ronald W.
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Ron Newsom ; Minor Professor
  • Committee Member: Horany, Ernest
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Committee Member: Jacobson, Arminta
    Contributor Type: Personal

Publisher

  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas

Date

  • Creation: 2006-12
  • Digitized: 2008-04-11

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: The purpose of this study was to describe, from a superintendent's perspective, the current status of school-family-community partnerships in North Texas school districts. A secondary purpose of this study was to allow the superintendents to express themselves in an open-ended format regarding factors that encourage and limit the development of these partnerships, as well as their three-year goals for creating successful partnerships in their districts. A review of the literature revealed that very limited research exists regarding the relationship between the school superintendent and the school-family-community partnership. This literature review focused on research related to the school-family-community partnership including its place in federal legislation, and a historical and current perspective of the school superintendency. The target population for this study included 156 superintendents from the two educational service centers that make up the Dallas/Fort-Worth Metroplex. This research study employed an online survey research methodology. The instrument used in this study was the Measure of School, Family, and Community Partnerships by Dr. Joyce Epstein of Johns Hopkins University. Participants were asked to respond to fifty-two items placed in the six categories that represent Dr. Epstein's six types of involvement. Superintendents were also asked to respond to open-ended questions regarding what they perceive to be major factors that contribute to and limit the success of their school districts' school-family-community partnership efforts and what their primary goals were for improving these partnerships over the next three years. An analysis of district size in relation to superintendent perceptions of their district's school-family-partnership practices yielded no significant partnership practices. An analysis of district accountability ratings in relation to superintendent perceptions of their district's school-family-partnership practices yielded seven significant partnership practices. Finally, an analysis of superintendent experience yielded four significant superintendent partnership practices. The major factors superintendents perceive as not only contributing to, but limiting the success of their partnership programs revolved around parent involvement. The primary three-year goal that superintendent's reported for improving their district partnership programs overwhelmingly involved enhancing parent involvement.

Subject

  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Home and school -- Texas -- Dallas.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Home and school -- Texas -- Fort Worth.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Community and school -- Texas -- Dallas.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Community and school -- Texas -- Fort Worth.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: School superintendents -- Texas -- Dallas.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: School superintendents -- Texas -- Fort Worth.
  • Keyword: partnerships
  • Keyword: school-family-community
  • Keyword: superintendent
  • Keyword: education administration
  • Keyword: school
  • Keyword: family
  • Keyword: community

Collection

  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT

Rights

  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Holder: Perry, Brant Patrick
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • OCLC: 131007193
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc5492

Degree

  • Degree Name: Doctor of Education
  • Degree Level: Doctoral
  • Degree Discipline: Educational Administration
  • Academic Department: Department of Teacher Education and Administration
  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas

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