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ERIC Number: ED001910
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Jan-31
Pages: 147
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COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION AND SUPPORT OF THE SCHOOLS, A STUDY OF CITIZEN REACTION TO THE BIRMINGHAM, MICHIGAN, PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
SMITH, R. V.; AND OTHERS
WHILE THE MAJOR PURPOSE WAS TO EXPLORE THE SIGNIFICANCE OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FOR SCHOOL SUPPORT, A SECONDARY PURPOSE WAS TO DEMONSTRATE THE PRACTICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY AND THE SURVEY RESEARCH TECHNIQUE TO EDUCATIONAL PROBLEMS. SOME OF THE FINDINGS WERE AS FOLLOWS. THE LEVEL OF SUPPORT WHICH A COMMUNITY ACCORDS ITS SCHOOLS IS RELATED TO THE SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONAL PATTERNS OF THAT COMMUNITY. SUPPORT FOR SCHOOLS IS MUCH MORE CHARACTERISTIC OF FORMAL GROUP MEMBERS SUCH AS THOSE IN THE PTA, SOCIAL CLUBS, AND CHURCH ORGANIZATIONS. THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE DISINTEREST AND LOWER LEVEL OF SUPPORT AMONG NONGROUP MEMBERS GROWS WHEN IT IS FOUND THAT THEY ARE NOT IN TOUCH WITH OTHER COMMUNITY MEMBERS OR WITH MASS COMMUNICATION MEDIA. IT IS MORE DIFFICULT TO CHANGE SUCH DISINTEREST EVEN AFTER IT HAS BEEN DETECTED. THESE FINDINGS HAVE IMPORTANT IMPLICATIONS IF ONE CONSIDERS PRESENT URBAN MIGRATION PATTERNS, MILLAGE CAMPAIGNS, ATTITUDES TOWARD FORMAL ORGANIZATION HELD BY MEMBERS OF A COMMUNITY, AND QUESTIONS OF LOCAL SUPPORT VERSUS THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A BROADER BASE OF SCHOOL SUPPORT.
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Authoring Institution: Eastern Michigan Univ., Ypsilanti.
Identifiers: Alabama (Birmingham); Michigan (Ypsilanti)