The current status of students' councils in a sample of Newfoundland and Labrador senior high schools

Mercer, David John (1981) The current status of students' councils in a sample of Newfoundland and Labrador senior high schools. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

[img] [English] PDF (Migrated (PDF/A Conversion) from original format: (application/pdf)) - Accepted Version
Available under License - The author retains copyright ownership and moral rights in this thesis. Neither the thesis nor substantial extracts from it may be printed or otherwise reproduced without the author's permission.

Download (25Mb)
  • [img] [English] PDF - Accepted Version
    Available under License - The author retains copyright ownership and moral rights in this thesis. Neither the thesis nor substantial extracts from it may be printed or otherwise reproduced without the author's permission.
    (Original Version)

Abstract

This study described the current status of students' councils in a sample of Newfoundland and Labrador senior high schools. Responses to the questionnaire utilized in the survey were solicited from the following in-school groups: administrators, faculty advisors to the students' councils, students' council members, and members of the student body. -- This study revealed that students' councils were mostly involved in organizing social and recreational activities, despite the fact that the student subgroup indicated that students’ rights was the prime area for concern. The staff subgroup cited student responsibilities as the area in which they would most like to see students involved. An overwhelming degree of consistency was revealed between both subgroups in citing preferred and non-preferred areas for student participation in decision-making. Both the student and staff subgroups claimed that poor attitudes demonstrated by the other, and ineffectual student-staff communication were the major factors hindering meaningful student involvement in decision-making. This suggested that new channels of student-staff communication, perhaps within a new students' council structure, were desirable.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/4383
Item ID: 4383
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 83-90.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1981
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Student government; Student participation in administration--Newfoundland and Labrador

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over the past year

View more statistics