ERIC Number: ED205603
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Attitudes of Parents, Teachers, and Students Towards Education in Florida High and Low Achieving High Schools.
Hedges, William D.
This is a study of the attitudes toward education of three groups of people associated with 40 Florida high schools (parents, teachers, and students). The purpose was to examine differences in attitudes towards the high school education of their children between and among the three groups. The thesis was that the two populations would evidence quite different attitudes towards their schools. Accordingly, using the Florida Functional Literacy Test scores, 21 high achieving and 19 low achieving secondary schools were identified and agreed to participate. These schools were mailed the Parent, Teacher, and Student Opinion Inventories published by the National Study of School Evaluation. The state of Florida has stressed the Florida Functional Literacy Test as a criterion of excellence. It would seem to follow, therefore, that such excellence might be reflected in the responses of the parents, the teachers, and the students. An analysis of the findings is reported. (Author/GK)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Study of School Evaluation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: Florida; Florida Functional Literacy Test