ERIC Number: ED370842
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
A Survey of Attitudes Toward Human Rights and Toward Self in Alberta Schools: Technical Report.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Student Evaluation and Records Branch.
This technical report concerns a 1991 survey of Alberta (Canada) students, teachers, and principals. The survey was designed to determine the extent to which grade 8 and grade 11 students hold positive attitudes about human rights and about themselves. Among the main conclusions drawn from the study are that, overall, Alberta students have positive attitudes toward themselves and others, and that principals and teachers expressed generally positive views about their students' self-concept and attitudes toward human rights. This report presents detailed information about the survey, including statistical analyses. Following a summary report on the survey, the technical report is organized into 10 sections: (1) Introduction; (2) Development of the Scales; (3) Student Survey Score Averages, Average Scores for Items, and Percentage of Negative, Neutral, and Positive Responses for Each Item; (4) Summary of Students' Comments; (5) Decile Norms for Schools, Based on the Student Survey; (6) Interpreting Data from Teachers' and Principals' Surveys; (7) Relationship Between School Rankings and Principals' Responses; (8) Summary of Comments by Teachers and Principals; (9) Summary of Observations, Conclusions, and Recommendations; (10) Some Final Considerations. Three appendices are also included: (1) Information and instructions sent to schools, and Suggested letter to parents; (2) Survey instruments; and (3) Correlation between pairs of subscales broken down by grade and gender. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Student Evaluation and Records Branch.