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E-mail-based mobilization - parents to the rescue: A case study in a regional school

conference contribution
posted on 22.03.2022, 22:57 authored by Robyn DonovanRobyn Donovan, Wallace TaylorWallace Taylor, Kevin TharpKevin Tharp, S Lloyd
Parent organisations associated with secondary schools are increasingly challenged to become involved in meaningful ways to improve the educational outcomes for their children. This case study will focus on the use of information and communications technology (ICT) to mobilise a parent-led response to the announcement of a financial crisis and possible closure of a school. The use of an e-mail list in combination with other communication media enabled the stakeholder groups to identify strategies and then act to address the school's viability. The advantages and limitations of the use of ICT in this context are presented. The resultant changes in the dynamic of social inclusion in the broader school stakeholder groups are also discussed. The case study concludes that ICT is a useful tool in building social capacity for community engagement and for addressing limitations in organisational structures.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Editor

Graeme Johanson and Larry Stillman

Start Page

1

End Page

14

Number of Pages

14

Start Date

03/07/2002

Finish Date

05/07/2002

ISBN-10

0958105804

ISBN-13

9780958105804

Location

Monash University

Publisher

Centre for Community Networking Research, School of Management & Systems, Monash University

Place of Publication

Clayton, Vic.

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

COIN Internet Academy; Faculty of Informatics and Communication;

Era Eligible

No

Name of Conference

Electronic Networking 2002: Building Community Conference

Parent Title

Conference proceedings, Electronic Networking 2002: Building Community Conference