THE COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION IN THE MANAGEMENT OF SECONDARY SCHOOLS

Osaretin Osadolor

Abstract


Community is a locale group of people with collective leadership, responsibilities, consciousness and aspirations who wishes their values to be transmitted to their heirs. The school as an agency for implementing education programmes and is situated and it function within the community. That is the school as part of the community.

            The schools and their host communities are expected to support each other in terms of planning, working together for good, giving as well as receiving ideas. In this regards, one research question was raised. Certain assumes expected roles of the community in support of the school were itemized, and presented to 30 school principals and 30 community leaders for responses. All the relevant research procedures were strictly complied with the use of mean rating as the statistics for analysis of data generated. The result showed that the expected management activities of the schools in which the community can be involved are: planning, organizing, reporting, staffing and budgeting. Specifically, the community can be involved in the appointment and promotion of personnel’s among others communities involvement in the management of the schools in their communities were highlighted. The paper was concluded with some recommendations, amongst which was that School-Community Cooperation for Improved Education Outputs (S-CCIEO) to be properly nurtured.

 

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community, management-functions, rationale

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