ERIC Number: ED042134
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Report of Community Problems Survey Analyses.
South Carolina Univ., Columbia. Coll. of General Studies.
During Fiscal Year 1968, the South Carolina State Implementing Agency for Title I (Higher Education Act of 1965) made a statewide survey of public officials, educators, and others as to the most pressing community problems. Responses came from 93 mayors or city clerks, 65 Economic Opportunity Board members, 66 state legislators, 102 school superintendents, 43 directors of Chambers of Commerce, 40 directors of planning commissions, and 52 participants in a Furman University seminar series. The survey questionnaire was structured to obtain a priority rating for ten categories of community problems. Efforts were also made to determine underlying causes and assign a priority rating to them. Perceived problems were analyzed by county, community size, and respondents' length of residence in South Carolina. Results gave housing, youth opportunity, education, and recreation as major felt needs, with poverty, land use, employment, health, government, and transportation as significant but lesser concerns. (Included are the questionnaire, five tables, the Fiscal Year 1971 amendment to the Title 1 state plan for community services and continuing education programs, and a summary of selected Federal programs having related concerns.) (LY)
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Authoring Institution: South Carolina Univ., Columbia. Coll. of General Studies.
Identifiers: Higher Education Act Title I; South Carolina