ERIC Number: ED235849
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Two Reports of the Eastland Survey: A Stratified Random Sample Study of Registered Voters of California, July, l983.
California Association of Community Colleges, Sacramento.
A telephone survey of 1,500 registered voters in California was conducted to determine perceptions of California's community colleges; members and attitudes of the two-year college student community; views of college funding, finances, budgets, and policy control; unemployed residents' views of the community colleges; and media habits. Study findings revealed: (1) respondents felt the major purposes of community colleges to be job/career development, improvement of basic skills, and preparation for transfer to a four-year institution; (2) 49% of all adults had attended at least one class at a community college; (3) 67% of the respondents felt that more money should be spent on higher education; (4) over 7O% opted for local rather than state policy control; and (5) 12% of the households interviewed had one or more unemployed members; and, of those unemployed persons seeking re-employment, half expected to look to their local community college for all or part of their skill training. In addition to the detailed study report, which analyzes findings by respondent group and contrasts results with a 1979 survey, a news release and a summary report are included. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Association of Community Colleges, Sacramento.