ERIC Number: ED189190
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Other Nations, Other People: A Survey of Student Interests, Knowledge, Attitudes, and Perceptions.
Pike, Lewis; And Others
This report by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) presents information collected from a representative sample of public school students (1,728 from 55-60 schools in grades 4, 8, 12 from 27 states) in the United States during the fall of 1974. The information was used for an ETS survey directed toward international education aspects of social studies. The project was initiated in 1972 by the United States Institute of International Studies to provide a better understanding of student interests, knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions regarding other nations and peoples. In addition, school and community questionnaires and teacher questionnaires were administered to provide supplementary data to help interpret the student responses. The results are displayed in 60 tables and reflect examples of the extent of student illiteracy in world affairs. On the positive side, results also show the student interest that schools have to build on early in the educational process, and provide confirmation for the belief that if schools care to, they can make significant differences in students knowledge and perceptions. (Author/GSK)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Grade 12, Grade 4, Grade 8, International Education, National Surveys, Predictor Variables, Public Schools, Social Studies, Student Attitudes, Student Interests, Teacher Attitudes
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (HE 19.102:N 21/3, Stock Number 017-080-01825-0, $4.75).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers: China; Describing Nations; Describing Nations and Peoples; Educational Testing Service; Egypt; France; Mexico; School and Community Questionnaire; Student Background and Interests Questionnaire; Teacher Background and Interest Questionnaire; United States; USSR; Your Interest in Foreign Countries
Note: For related document, see ED 101 008.