ERIC Number: ED172373
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Patterns of Citizen Participation in Education.
Liechty, Thornton A.
One area of home-school-community relations research lies in the study of unique patterns of educational participation by community residents. This study was designed to investigate patterns of citizen participation in education. A questionnaire was developed and a random sample of 250 registered voters was selected from a county school district in an east central state. Ultimately, 130 completed interviews were secured. Descriptive statistics were produced to examine questionnaire responses: R-mode factor analysis identified the clustering of educational activities; Q-mode factor analysis identified the groups of participators; and discriminant analysis identified variables that differentiated significantly between and among groups of participators. Four clusters of educational activities, five groups of educational participators, and selected variables describing these groups of participators were identified. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979) ; Best copy available