ERIC Number: ED203500
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Private Support of Public School Education in Arkansas.
Enger, John M.; And Others
Of the 255 Arkansas school districts responding to a questionnaire, 67 percent received resource support from the private sector. Contributed services were reported by 48 percent of the districts receiving support, monetary contributions by 46 percent, equipment and supplies by 40 percent, and buildings and land by 6 percent. Corporations provided resource support to 35 percent of the districts, service organizations to 45 percent, and private individuals to 46 percent. Significant relationships were found between three district characteristics (size, assets, and tax effort) and some sources and types of support. Superintendents' perceptions of their districts' needs for contributions from the private sector were also related to the receipt of support, but these needs were felt to a greater degree than they were met. (PGD)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Community Support, Educational Research, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Expenditure per Student, Financial Needs, Predictor Variables, Private Financial Support, Public Support, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, School District Spending, School Districts, School Support, Tax Effort
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Arkansas; School District Size
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).