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ERIC Number: ED018509
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 127
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Reference Count: 0
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A SURVEY OF THE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF SANTA CLARA COUNTY.
PREISING, PAUL P.
THIS EXTENSIVE REPORT DESCRIBES A COUNTYWIDE SURVEY OF EDUCATIONAL NEEDS TO DETERMINE WHAT CHANGES IN SCHOOL PROGRAMS WERE MOST NECESSARY AND WHAT PRIORITY SHOULD BE ASSIGNED TO EACH OF THESE CHANGES. EDUCATIONAL NEED WAS DEFINED AS THE DEGREE OF DISCREPANCY BETWEEN WHAT VARIOUS GROUPS OF PEOPLE THINK THAT THE SCHOOLS SHOULD TEACH AND WHAT THEY THINK THE SCHOOLS ARE TEACHING. NEARLY 4,000 STUDENTS IN GRADES SIX, NINE, AND 12, 1,600 TEACHERS, AND 850 PARENTS COMPLETED THE SURVEY FORMS. THE RESULTS OF THE SURVEY SHOWED OVERALL CONFIDENCE IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM AND ITS ABILITY TO CORRECT ANY PRESENT DEFICIENCIES AND CONSIDERABLE AGREEMENT AMONG TEACHERS, STUDENTS, AND PARENTS ON THE MOST IMPORTANT NEED AREAS. HIGHEST PRIORITY WAS GIVEN TO DRUG EDUCATION, FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION, INSTRUCTION IN COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS, VOCATIONAL EDUCATION, PERSONAL ECONOMICS, CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY, AND PROBLEM SOLVING. MANY STUDENTS REMARKED THAT THE QUESTIONNAIRE DID NOT ADEQUATELY DEAL WITH SUCH PROBLEMS AS TEACHING METHODS, TEACHER-STUDENT RELATIONS, THE GRADING SYSTEM, AND SCHOOL RULES WHICH INHIBIT FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION. (DK)
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Authoring Institution: Supplementary Education Center, San Jose, CA.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; California (Santa Clara County); PACE