Date Approved

5-31-1997

Embargo Period

8-29-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in Elementary School Teaching

Department

Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Molinari, Louis

Subject(s)

Howard M. Phifer Middle School (Pennsauken. N.J.)--Handbooks, manuals, etc.; Education--Parent participation; School children--Attitudes; Sixth grade (Education)

Disciplines

Elementary Education and Teaching

Abstract

This study was undertaken to determine if there was any significant difference in the expressed needs of the parents and students of the Howard M. Phifer Middle School and the expressed information in various districts' middle school handbooks.

The sample in this study was one hundred and thirty-five randomly selected sixth graders in the Howard M. Phifer Middle School, Pennsauken, New Jersey and their parents.

The sixth grade students and their parents responded to a twenty-five question needs assessment. A comparison of other districts' middle school handbooks was also used to compile information for a middle school handbook for Howard M. Phifer Middle School parents and students.

The hypothesis stated there would be no significant difference In the need of the parents and students of the Howard M. Phifer Middle School and the information in other districts' handbooks. There were no significant differences found. Suggestions for a future study were made.

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