ERIC Number: ED042029
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Attitudes of School Board Members Toward Occupational Education. Final Report.
Spengler, James R.
To determine factors influencing the attitudes of school board members toward occupational education, a 3-part survey questionnaire designed to measure the relationship between understanding, attitudes, and social variables was returned by 1,684 of the 4,830 mailed to school board members of 770 school districts in New York State. Analysis revealed that more positive attitudes were held by members of urban districts and Boards of Cooperative Educational Services than those in suburban or rural districts, probably because they have had more experience with occupational programs. Older board members and those with a number of years of service tend to have a more positive attitude. Some recommendations were: (1) Other populations which contribute toward decision-making for occupational education should be surveyed, and (2) Some modifications should be made in the instrument before it is used again. The survey questionnaire is appended. (SB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Occupational Education Research.
Authoring Institution: Western New York School Development Council, Williamsville.
Identifiers: New York