ERIC Number: ED044609
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Analysis of the Understanding, Acceptance, and Implementation of the Purposes of Title 1 of the Higher Education Act of 1965.
Simpson, Bert Kirby
This study surveyed the understanding, acceptance, and implementation of Title 1 purposes by administrators and by institutions. Twelve statements were formulated which could be applied to Title 1 purposes. Four emphasized strengthening of institutional capabilities; four stressed community service; and four were unrelated. A nationwide sample (all Title 1 state agency directors and 100 project directors) and a California sample were used. The 215 questionnaire respondents (a 69% return) chose four statements in response to three questions. Nationwide, state agency directors perceived Title 1 as emphasizing the strengthening of institutions and considered this purpose as being met; project directors saw an emphasis on community service and felt it was being implemented. Agency directors sought a balanced emphasis on community service. In California, agency staff and reader consultants saw Title 1 in terms of institutional strengthening and considered this purpose achieved; all other groups saw community service as the chief emphasis and result. Most groups considered the program effective. However, differing opinions between agency and project directors reflect weakness in downward communication of purpose and upward communications of results. (Author/LY)
Descriptors: Administrators, Advisory Committees, Attitudes, Bibliographies, College Faculty, Consultants, Doctoral Dissertations, Extension Education, Federal Legislation, National Surveys, Objectives, Perception, Personnel, Program Administration, Projects, State Agencies
University Microfilms, 300 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48106 (Order No. 70-11,417, MF $3.00, Xerography $8.20)
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Authoring Institution: United States International Univ., San Diego, CA.
Identifiers: Higher Education Act Title I
Note: Ph.D. Thesis