ERIC Number: ED219061
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A Community Education Data Profile: Present and Future Data Needs at the Local Level. Research Report 81-105.
Warden, John W.; Kaplan, Michael H.
Based on a perceived need for the development of a base of information for community education to appraise programs, to properly allocate financial support, and to support the decision making process, this study was conducted to determine the present level of data being collected by selected local education agencies and to determine the perceived data collection needs in the future. The cross section of 17 local education directors who participated represented rural and urban areas geographically dispersed throughout the country with a diversity of funding bases. The directors responded to a series of mailed inquiries about present data collection and to a questionnaire regarding future needs. Reported in terms of participation, activities, agency involvement, financial support, program support, and environmental factors, the findings provide a series of community education data profiles. Nine recommendations are made to the constituents of the community education field including local and regional agencies. Appendices contain a matrix on information presently collected at local level, the results of a future priorities questionnaire, a list of participating local agencies, the letter of invitation, a follow-up letter, and a sample letter regarding future data needs. A 21-item bibliography is included. (RAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Univ., Charlottesville. Mid-Atlantic Center for Community Education.; Northern Inst. for Research, Training, and Development, Inc., Anchorage, AK.