ERIC Number: ED170948
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Surveying Your Community: An Approach to Community Involvement in Schools. Project Director's Guidebook [and] Staff Handbook.
Cromwell, Bea; Root, Suzanne
These guidebooks were designed to help central office personnel, principals, teachers, and members of the community to plan and conduct a community survey. The main volume--the staff handbook--describes seven tasks involved in planning and conducting the survey and offers guidelines for the survey staff to follow. The project director's guidebook is designed for the person who has overall responsibility for both planning and managing the survey. It provides guidance for the major activities involved in the survey process, namely: (1) defining the purpose of a community survey, (2) developing questions to ask, (3) deciding on a sampling and data collection method, (4) developing data collection materials, (5) conducting a community survey, (6) processing the data, and (7) interpreting the data and preparing a report. The guidelines, directions, examples, and planning sheets were developed using suggestions from school personnel who have had actual experience in conducting a community survey. (Author/LD)
Descriptors: Community Surveys, Data Collection, Data Processing, Elementary Secondary Education, Guides, Interviews, Planning, Questionnaires, Records (Forms), School Surveys
Research for Better Schools, 444 North Third Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123 ($11.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Note: Parts may be marginally legible due to colored pages