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ERIC Number: ED011639
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-May
Pages: 37
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Reference Count: 0
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CONTINUING EDUCATION INTERESTS OF MUNICIPAL OFFICIALS IN EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA.
LONG, HUEY B.
THIS STUDY INVESTIGATED CONTINUING EDUCATION ACTIVITIES AND ATTITUDES OF 71 CITY OFFICIALS (MOSTLY MALE AND MIDDLE-AGED) IN SEVEN COUNTIES OF EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA. A QUESTIONNAIRE OBTAINED DATA ON REGULARITY OF EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES, PREFERRED METHODS, INTEREST IN EDUCATION RELATED TO THE OFFICIAL'S DUTIES, DESIRED SUBJECT AREAS, ORGANIZATIONS AND INSTITUTIONS CONSIDERED RESPONSIBLE, ATTITUDES TOWARD RESIDENTIAL SHORT COURSES, AND PERCEIVED ADEQUACY OF THE EDUCATIONAL PREPARATION FOR PUBLIC OFFICE. FINDINGS INDICATED THAT APPOINTED CITY OFFICIALS ATTACH GREATER VALUE TO SUCH ACTIVITIES THAN ELECTED OFFICIALS, BUT INTEREST IN GENERAL IS STRONG, PARTICULARLY IN COURSES ON FISCAL POLICY AND MANAGEMENT. HOWEVER, LIMITED PROGRAMS AND TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS WITH ATTENDANT LOSS OF TIME MAKE COURSES UNATTRACTIVE. OFFICIALS PREFER THAT THE FLORIDA LEAGUE OF MUNICIPALITIES AND THE FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR EDUCATION. REGIONAL EDUCATION CENTERS MIGHT PROVIDE A CONNECTION BETWEEN THE LOCAL REGION AND THE CAMPUS. A LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF THESE RESPONDENTS AND AN INDEPTH STUDY OF CHARACTERISTICS OF PARTICIPANTS AND NONPARTICIPANTS WOULD BE VALUABLE, AS WOULD PROVISION OF EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAMS. THE QUESTIONNAIRE IS INCLUDED. (LY)
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Titusville. Urban Research Center.
Identifiers: Florida (Titusville)