ERIC Number: ED215733
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Purposes and Priorities: An Analysis of Community Attitudes towards the Missions of the Community Colleges. Coast Community Colleges Community Telephone Survey, 1980: Report Number 5.
Butler, Dennis G.
As part of a telephone survey conducted during 1980 by the Coast Community College District, district residents were asked to rate the importance of seven community college missions for them personally and for the people of Orange County. The seven missions rated were occupational training, transfer education, general education, basic skills training, lifelong learning, cultural and recreational programs, and supportive services. The majority of the respondents gave very positive ratings to all of the seven missions and most tended to place more value on the missions when considering them in terms of the needs of other people than in terms of their own perspectives. Lifelong learning and occupational training received high levels of support from the community on both the personal and social dimensions. A comparison of the attitudes of district residents with those of a statewide cross-section of California residents regarding the same seven missions revealed nearly identical rank orders and that the district residents tended to rate all seven missions at higher levels of importance than the statewide sample. The three-part study report examines: (1) the personal and social attitudes of the district respondents toward the missions; (2) the findings of the district and statewide surveys; and (3) the attitudes of district residents broken down by demographic characteristics, including age, sex, ethnicity, income, and residence, educational, and family characteristics. (KL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Coast Community Coll. District, Costa Mesa, CA.
Identifiers: California; Coast Community College District CA