ERIC Number: ED252573
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Gallup Polls of Attitudes Toward Education, 1969-1984. A Topical Summary.
Elam, Stanley M., Ed.
This report is a summary of the results of annual Gallup Polls of the Public's Attitude Toward the Public Schools of the United States for the years 1969 through 1983. A full report of the 1984 poll is included. The items have been arranged topically so that the user can identify and follow trends more readily. Some questions have been asked repeatedly over the years. Only one question, "What are the problems of your local schools?", has been asked in every poll. The year in which a question was asked is listed after the question, and related questions are grouped together. The topics covered in the survey include public awareness; perceived importance of educations; goals; school quality and improvement; innovations; finances; government and schools; private and parochial schools; curriculum and materials; computers; homework; extracurricular activities; testing; attendance; uninterested, handicapped, or special students; student self-evaluation; discipline; drugs, alcohol, and smoking; crime; student rights; racial issues; parents, teachers, administrators, and school boards; colleges; youth unemployment; adult education; preschool; and the National Commission on Excellence in Education. (DWH)
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, National Surveys, Public Opinion, Public Schools, Social Attitudes, Trend Analysis
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Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa, Bloomington, IN.
Identifiers: Gallup Poll; United States