Obstacles of Collaboration between the School and The Local Community: A case Study from Jerash Governance This study aimed to identify the obstacles that prevent the effective cooperation between the schools in Jerash directorate and the local community, whether those obstacles are related to the school or to the local community. The instrument of the study consisted of two questionnaires. The first questionnaire includes (34) items showing the obstacles that are related to the school and it was administered to the members of the community. The second questionnaire includes (13) items of obstacles related to the local community and was administered to the employees at school. The population of the study consisted of principals and teachers of schools also it consisted of the members of local community in the governorate of jerash. The sample consisted of (100) of teachers, principals as well as (100) of members in councils of education improvement in the years of 2008/2009. The findings of the study showed that the main obstacles of cooperation related to school were the school duties are a lot and heavy, there were no school regulations and legislations, the inability of schools to meet the needs of the local community. But the main obstacles related to the local community from the school employees point of view were the satisfaction of their awareness of their important roles in the education process and their lack of knowledge of the education legislations. In light of the results, the researchers presented the following recommendations: to conduct studies for the purpose of evaluation the abilities of the local community and to utilize this abilities in supporting the school-work, to activate the legislations that related to the cooperation with the local community in order to clarify the roles and the responsibilities, to run awareness programs to individuals of local community that educate them about the great role that they could play in to develop the school-work as an organization, and choose the suitable time when planning the meetings between the school staff and the individuals of the local community
Al Hawamdeh, Mustafa; Jaradat, Muhammad; and Atum, Kamel
"Obstacles to Cooperation between the School and the Local Community / Field Study / Jerash Governorate,"
Jerash for Research and Studies Journal مجلة جرش للبحوث والدراسات: Vol. 14
, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/jpu/vol14/iss1/3