ERIC Number: ED198625
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: 0
Public Perceptions of the Importance of Selected Educational Goals for Elementary/Secondary Education in Idaho.
Taggart, John Christopher
Public opinion regarding the nature and importance of goals for elementary and secondary education in the state of Idaho was the focus of this doctoral dissertation. Two questions were posed. First, when educational goals were grouped into four different domains (intellectual, personal, social/political, and productive), would the response of Idaho citizens indicate that some domains of educational goals were regarded as of more value than others? Second, would there be agreement among Idaho citizens grouped according to the demographic variables of sex, age, educational level, educational level, occupation, and rural/urban residence as to importance of the four educational domains? Findings indicate that the respondents, 455 randomly selected citizens of Idaho, perceived the four domains as having different relative importance, ranking the intellectual domain highest, followed by the productive, personal, and social/political respectively. and social/political respectively. Findings also suggest that various demographic groups. The study ultimately concludes that the citizens of Idaho currently desire the elementary/secondary educational programs to be comprehensive rather than narrowly limited in scope. (JK)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Educational Attitudes, Educational Objectives, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Majority Attitudes, Public Opinion, State Surveys
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Idaho. Not available in paper copy due to marginal legibility.