ERIC Number: ED159170
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Goals of Secondary Education as Perceived by Education Consumers. Volume IV, Quantitative Results.
New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque. Inst. for Social Research and Development.; Information Science, Inc., Manhasset, NY. Humanic Designs Div.
The results of a study to determine attitudes of parents and professional educators toward educational goals for secondary school students are analyzed in this report. The survey was conducted in two communities--Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The essential nature of the results is summarized by the following categories: (1) general academic knowledge and the best means of achieving it; (2) personal and social adjustment and maturity; (3) providing knowledge on the need to conform; (4) informed citizenship and understanding of the process of government; (5) college preparation; (6) moral responsibility; and (7) vocational specific training. Five items not directly bearing upon the school's responsibility but included in the opinion questionnaire were family responsibility, physical fitness, consumer role, cultural appreciation, and services and facilities for parents and other members of the community. Tables present the priorities ascribed to each of these categories by parents and professional educators. Comparative tables are presented listing the responses from the two cities, their differences and likenesses, and opinions on how well the educational system is responding to expressed needs. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque. Inst. for Social Research and Development.; Information Science, Inc., Manhasset, NY. Humanic Designs Div.
Note: For related documents, see SP 013 069-072