ERIC Number: ED205686
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Community Education in New York State: A First Look.
Kratz, Russell J.
This paper presents a preliminary examination of the extent to which 580 school districts in New York State practice various kinds of community education activities. After an initial mailing screening survey, 480 school districts were identified as having a variety of community education activities, the potential for these activities, or an established community education program perceived by the district. Four variables--the presence of a full time director, the existence of a community center, tha assessment of needs, and the operating of an advisory council--because of their relationship to some of the eight federal minimum elements, were related to the other variables of the interview. Several significant relationships were found. Of particular note is the significant relationship between the existence of an advisory council and the broad scope of citizens served by community education programs. Also, it is clear that a significant relationship exists between the presence of a community center and the space and facilities that the school district provides for a variety of community education activities. Only four variables were examined. It will be important to identify other variables that affect community education activities and programs. At a time of limited fiscal resources, school districts will need to know how to spend their money to get the kind and variety of services they desire. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New York
Note: A shorter version of this paper was presented at the Annual Meeting of the Adult Education Research Conference (1981). Best copy available.