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ERIC Number: ED020836
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1956-Jul
Pages: 23
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THE ACCEPTANCE OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS IN RURAL WISCONSIN.
DUNCAN, JAMES A.; KREITLOW, BURTON W.
THE PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY WAS TO COMPARE ATTITUDES OF 19 PAIRS OF WISCONSIN GROUPS TOWARD EDUCATIONAL PRACTICES, FARMING PRACTICES, AND ORGANIZATIONAL PARTICIPATION. EACH PAIR OF RURAL NEIGHBORHOODS CONSISTED OF ONE NEIGHBORHOOD HOMOGENOUS IN ETHNIC AND RELIGIOUS COMPOSITION, AND ONE NEIGHBORHOOD HETEROGENOUS IN THE SAME CHARACTERISTICS. PERSONAL INTERVIEWS WITH 380 FAMILY HEADS WERE CONDUCTED. RESULTS OF THE SURVEY SHOWED THAT MEMBERS OF HETEROGENEOUS NEIGHBORHOODS ARE MORE FAVORABLE TOWARD SCHOOL PRACTICES AND ADOPT MORE IMPROVED FARMING PRACTICES THAN MEMBERS OF HOMOGENEOUS NEIGHBORHOODS. HETEROGENEOUS NEIGHBORHOOD RESIDENTS SET AND ATTAIN HIGHER EDUCATIONAL GOALS AND ARE MORE FAVORABLE TOWARD SCHOOL PRACTICES REPRESENTING A BREAK FROM TRADITION. HOMOGENEOUS NEIGHBORHOOD RESIDENTS BELONG TO MORE ORGANIZATIONS, PREDOMINANTLY CHURCH AND SOCIAL, WHILE HETEROGENEOUS NEIGHBORHOOD RESIDENTS ATTEND MORE MEETINGS, HOLD MORE OFFICES, AND SERVE ON MORE COMMITTEES OF ORGANIZATIONS, MAINLY AGRICULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL. HOMOGENEOUS NEIGHBORHOOD RESIDENTS PLACE EMPHASIS ON PERPETUATION OF THEIR CULTURE AND SHOW GREATER NEIGHBORHOOD AND FAMILY STRENGTH. A RELATED DOCUMENT IS RC 002 023. (JEH)
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Dept. of Agricultural and Extension Education.
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