The aim of the study is to identify any possible deficiencies and disruptions that may be in the way of establishing a healthy cooperation between school, family and environment. It is a mixed research design study. Data were collected by scanning model and document analysis methods. Survey was used in the scanning model. The opinion of the N=50 school principals working in Rize Province of Turkey and the data obtained from these were analyzed using SPSS statistical program. Based on the results, in the process of establishing cooperation between school, family and environment the most influential element is school. The teacher who is part of the human resources of the school was the most important sub-element of this process followed by the school principal and the administrative staff. In the continuation of the activity ranking in the process of establishing cooperation between school, family and environment, parent-teachers association, Ministry of Education, parents and lastly the NGO take place. It is recommended to carry out model development and implementation studies, including studies and policy documents that will contribute to the elimination of this problem and to solve the deficiencies and problems within the system integrity.
Key words: Deficiencies and problems, family and environment participation school, school principal’s opinions.
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