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ERIC Number: ED015044
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Jul-31
Pages: 21
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Reference Count: 0
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LONG-TERM STUDY OF EDUCATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS OF NEWLY FORMED CENTRALIZED SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN RURAL AREAS, PART TWO.
KREITLOW, BURTON W.
THE BASIC PURPOSES OF THIS LONGITUDINAL STUDY WERE TO ASCERTAIN WHETHER OR NOT SCHOOL DISTRICT REORGANIZATION IS WORTHWHILE IN TERMS OF TIME, EFFORT, AND EXPENDITURES OF FUNDS, AND TO DETERMINE THE EFFECTS OF SUCH SCHOOL DISTRICT REORGANIZATIONS ON THE EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES OF THE SCHOOL. THE SAMPLE CONSISTED OF 10 WISCONSIN COMMUNITIES, 5 WITH REORGANIZED AND 5 WITH NONREORGANIZED SCHOOL DISTRICTS. THE COMMUNITIES WERE MATCHED ON THE BASES OF SUCH FACTORS AS WEALTH, POPULATION, TOPOGRAPHY, TYPE OF FARMING, NEARNESS TO URBAN AREAS, AND SIZE AND DENSITY OF POPULATION. FIRST GRADE CHILDREN WERE TESTED AND COMPARED IN THESE COMMUNITIES AND RESTUDIED AT GRADES 6, 9, 12, AND WILL BE STUDIED 5 YEARS AFTER GRADUATION FROM HIGH SCHOOL. THIS REPORT IS ON THE TWELFTH GRADE STUDY, 1961-1964, IN WHICH THREE MAJOR HYPOTHESES WERE TESTED. THE OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE IN SCHOOLS WERE EXAMINED BY CONSIDERING TEACHING AIDS AND MATERIALS, LIBRARY RESOURCES, STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS, BUILDING CAPACITY, CLASS SIZE, PROVISIONS FOR STAFF, AND CURRICULUM OFFERINGS. THE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT, PERSONAL AND SOCIAL ADJUSTMENT OF STUDENTS, AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC CONTACTS OF PARENTS WITH THE VILLAGE CENTER WERE INVESTIGATED. THE RESULTS SHOWED FACTORS FAVORING REORGANIZED SCHOOL DISTRICTS OVER NON REORGANIZED SCHOOL DISTRICTS. A 69 ENTRY BIBLIOGRAPHY IS INCLUDED. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison.
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