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ERIC Number: ED016800
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Nov
Pages: 37
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Reference Count: 0
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THE DECISION-MAKING PROCESS OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS REGARDING VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAMS.
BEAL, GEORGE M.; AND OTHERS
THE SUPERINTENDENTS OF 195 OF 209 SCHOOL DISTRICTS HOLDING BOND ISSUE ELECTIONS DURING A 5-YEAR PERIOD RESPONDED TO A QUESTIONNAIRE. OF THESE, 20 OF THE 24 WHOSE BOND ISSUES INVOLVED VOCATIONAL EDUCATION WERE INTERVIEWED IN A TWO-PHASE STUDY TO ANALYZE THE DECISION MAKING PROCESS, IDENTIFY THE VARIABLES ASSOCIATED WITH SUCCESS OR FAILURE, AND TO RECOMMEND STRATEGIES RELATIVE TO BOND ISSUE ELECTIONS FOR VOCATIONAL EDUCATION IN IOWA SCHOOL DISTRICTS. THE PERCENTAGE OF REGISTERED VOTERS AND COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUES USED WERE NOT CORRELATED WITH ELECTION OUTCOME. ECONOMIC VARIABLES DEALING WITH MILLAGE INCREASE AND TOTAL MILLAGE APPEARED MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF THE ISSUE IN INCREASING VOTER TURNOUT. DISTRICTS WHICH HAD PASSED A BOND ISSUE IN THE 5-YEAR PERIOD WERE MOST LIKELY TO PASS ANOTHER PRESENTED CURING THE PERIOD, AND UNSUCCESSFUL ATTEMPTS WERE MOST LIKELY TO BE FOLLOWED BY FURTHER FAILURES. LITTLE OR NO ASSOCIATION WAS OBSERVED BETWEEN DISTRICT DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS OR ECONOMIC VARIABLES AND A FAVORABLE VOTE. SUPERINTENDENTS OF SUCCESSFUL DISTRICTS EVALUATED NEWSPAPER COVERAGE AS MORE FAVORABLE AND PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION INVOLVEMENT AS MORE IMPORTANT THAN DID SUPERINTENDENTS OF UNSUCCESSFUL ONES. VOCATIONAL EDUCATION BOND ISSUE PROPOSALS DID NOT SEEM TO AFFECT THE ELECTION OUTCOMES. IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT DATA COLLECTED BY THE PRESENT SURVEY TECHNIQUES ARE NOT SUFFICIENT TO PREDICT THE OUTCOME OF SCHOOL BOND ISSUES. THIS REPORT APPEARS IN "APPENDIX OF FINAL RESEARCH REPORTS FOR PROJECT IN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION, NON-METROPOLITAN AREAS (ED 011 069) WHICH SUPPLEMENTS VT 001 546. (JM)
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Authoring Institution: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames.
Identifiers: IOWA