ERIC Number: ED191173
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Florida Community Education 1980 Attitude Survey.
The findings reported here are from a survey designed to determine the attitudes and perceptions of a selected population of policy leaders toward community education throughout Florida. The survey instrument was distributed to city and county commissioners, mayors, legislators, school superintendents, school board members, and Parent Teacher Association (PTA) officials. Responses were received from 330 of the 1470 persons in the sample. The findings indicate support for the goals of community education. More specifically, 64 percent agreed or strongly agreed that the mission of the schools is not limited to serving the needs of youth but should reflect service to the entire community. Over 75 percent were in favor of expanding the programs available to include leisure, vocational, and educational classes for adults and to offer more activities for youth. Seventy-six percent felt that school facilities ought to be available to the community for expanding accessibility and availability of services. The strongest support indicated by respondents (85 percent) was for community participation in the design and implementation of programs and activities. Finally, interagency coordination was supported by 70 percent of the respondents. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
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