Principals' and teachers' beliefs of the impact of community participation on the implementation of secondary school curriculum in Gombe Metropolis, Gombe State, Nigeria
This study investigated principals' and teachers' beliefs of the impact of community participation on the implementation of secondary school curriculum in Gombe metropolis, Gombe State, Nigeria. Two specific objectives and two research questions were formulated. Descriptive design
was adopted. A sample of 279 principals and teachers was selected using proportionate random sampling techniques. Instrument used was a structured questionnaire titled Impact of Community Participation Questionnaire (ICPQ). It was validated by two professionals in the field of test and measurement, University of Abuja. Pilot study was carried out and Cronbach's Alpha was used to compute the reliability coefficient of 0.78. The endings revealed that principals and teachers believe that community participation promotes students' attendance, effective management, and
student's academic performance. It was recommended that the school should allow the community to participate in decision making process for improving academic quality and effective management of secondary schools.
Keywords: Community, Participation, Curriculum, Implementation, Secondary School