Community perception of practice in an open primary school

  • Neil Dilley

    Student thesis: Master's Thesis


    This study examines the development and consequences
    of a crisis in a government primary school in the
    Australian Capital Territory. The A.C.T. system
    is founded upon participation in policy development
    at the school level - problems when they arise are
    usually resolved at the local level.
    A challenge to the school's policy is described,
    as is the reaction of the Board. The consequences
    flowing from the mechanism used to resolve the
    conflict are discussed in terms of the particular
    school and the system generally.
    The tensions inherent in a participatory approach
    to policy development at the school level are
    examined. The constructive as well as destructive
    elements are discussed
    Date of Award1982
    Original languageEnglish

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