ERIC Number: ED362314
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Kentucky Primary School Program: Survey of Principals and Teachers.
Hovda, Ric A.
The purpose of this survey was to gather baseline information about beliefs and attitudes of principals and teachers related to early childhood education, especially those beliefs and attitudes about issues related to the development of Kentucky's primary schools. Surveys were distributed to all elementary principals and teachers in the state's public schools. A total of 6,929 surveys were returned. Both principals and teachers responded to 21 questions concerning ungraded primary schools, learning activities, and primary education in general. Data concerning the answers to these questions is presented by respondent categories (teachers or principals) and geographic region (central, eastern, northern, and western). Three conclusions are drawn from the survey data: (1) principals and teachers support the use of developmentally appropriate educational practices; (2) they are optimistic about reforms and are willing to commit themselves to a positive course; and (3) there is a general consensus among educators about what is important in educating young children. (MDM)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisville Univ., KY. School of Education.