ERIC Number: ED022195
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr-3
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The Parent Survey. Report of Findings.
Pranis, Robert W.; Morsbach, Donna J.
A survey was conducted to discover the attitudes of parents with children enrolled in District 162 schools in Illinois. The purposes of the study were: (1) to obtain parental assessment of the school system as a whole and particular school policy, programs, and procedures; and (2) to gauge the extent of parent knowledge and approval of the district's Title III program, Project Ignite, for strengthening individualized instruction in the schools. The data for the study were obtained by means of a questionnaire known as the Parent Survey. Of 1,607 questionnaires, 711 usable forms (44%) were returned. The data from Part I indicate that the majority of the responding parents think highly of the district and its personnel. The data from Part II show that at the time of the survey, the responding parents knew little about Project Ignite. Part II of the survey explored areas about which there are strong differences of opinion among parents. Written comments were also welcomed. These comments centered upon the educational program, the handling of children, and the overall effectiveness of the district staff. Appended are comments and recommendations written-in by parents. (WR)
Descriptors: Educational Problems, Parent Attitudes, Parent School Relationship, Program Evaluation, School Activities, School Community Relationship, School Policy, School Responsibility, School Surveys
Industrial Relations Center, University of Chicago, 1225 East 60th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60637.
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Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL. Industrial Relations Center.