ERIC Number: ED025260
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Community Attitudes Towards Education and West Valley Junior College.
Roper Organization, Inc., New York, NY.
A random sample of 750 adults stratified on the basis of age, sex, and employment status was surveyed to determine attitudes toward the importance of a college education for high school graduates in the college district, college plans for their children, attitudes and knowledge about the college, and voting intentions on a future bond issue. On the basis of their answers to a 37-item questionnaire, it was concluded that: (1) chances of the bond issue passing were excellent if a campaign was well-mounted, (2) stated intentions indicate 75% of those voting favored the issue, (3) an immediate election was not recommended, as those opposed to the issue were more certain of their intention than those in favor, (4) an educational campaign before the election would be beneficial, as those familiar with the college were much more likely to favor the issue, (5) in light of community support for higher education, the number of pre-college-age children in the area for whom college plans had been made (nearly half for a two-year college), and the high regard for the college held by the community, the college was in an excellent position to wage such a campaign. (MC)
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Authoring Institution: Roper Organization, Inc., New York, NY.