ERIC Number: ED066398
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
Reference Count: 0
University Urban Interface Study. The Pittsburgh Goals Study: A Summary.
Nehnevajsa, Jiri; Coleman, Alan N.
The main purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which community consensus existed regarding a variety of major changes in Pittsburgh and the extent to which widely differing perspectives of community leaders might contribute to conflict, or at least significant difficulties, on these issues. A pragmatic secondary objective was to further stimulate a systematic dialogue concerning the city's agenda and priorities for the immediate future. One hundred and six community leaders and decision makers responded to a mailed questionnaire about 28 potential changes. Several changes were in education. Additional options could be specified by the leaders and they each selected issues considered central to the community's future, describing what ought to be done or avoided. Data on each change is analyzed in this summary and it is concluded that the data points to a very high receptivity to change among these Pittsburgh leaders. There is little inertia, and the business at hand is primarily to identify viable ways of getting things done. (SO 004 017 and SO 004 018 are related documents.) (Author/VLW)
Descriptors: Community Action, Community Change, Community Cooperation, Community Development, Community Leaders, Community Planning, Community Problems, Community Relations, Community Services, Community Study, Conflict, Educational Change, Questionnaires, School Community Relationship, Social Problems, Urban Problems, Urban Universities
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh)