ERIC Number: ED041956
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Apr
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High Schools in 1970: A Study of the Student-School Relationship.
Erlick, A. C., Ed.
Purdue Opinion Panel, v29 n2 Apr 1970
A representative national sample of 2,000 students, drawn from 12,000 respondents to a questionnaire was used to determine how many high school students are dissatisfied with their education, what influences in the family and in the school are related to a sense of satisfaction or dissatisfaction, and how attitudes of dissatisfaction are related to the school's curricular or extra-curricular activities. In particular, the following areas were examined: student attitudes toward school, student achievement level, student concern about developmental tasks, student evaluation of faculty, counseling services, school incentives, parent education, parent employment, parent attitude towards school, and student autonomy in the family. It is noteworthy that 31% to 40% of the students agreed with such statements by the Students for a Democratic Society as: schools are factories, the atmosphere of the high school is repressive, and the high schools and the society which spawns them need drastic change. At the same time 59% to 69% of the students agreed with less extreme essentialist positions of Arthur Bestor and William C. Bagley. Detailed analysis of the questionnaire data is included. (DG)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Counseling Services, Educational Objectives, Faculty Evaluation, Group Counseling, High School Students, Parent Attitudes, Parent Background, Parent Influence, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Participant Satisfaction, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Student School Relationship
Purdue Opinion Panel, Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana 47907 ($1.50)
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Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN. Measurement and Research Center.
Identifiers: Students for a Democratic Society