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ERIC Number: ED041392
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-4
Pages: 15
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Survey Research in Public Education: A Cheaper and Better Process.
Fascione, Daniel R.; Schwartz, Jack
The Philadelphia School District completed a community public opinion survey that identified certain attitudes previously established through a traditional process involving committee meetings, group discussions, and informal communications. Both the survey and the prior traditional process results reached the same conclusions regarding parental involvement in decision making -- particularly on issues of hiring and firing teachers. In addition, the survey established parental attitudes on school in general, as well as on discipline, curriculum, facilities, and communication with staff. More information was obtained in less time and with less cost by the survey than by the traditional method. This report demonstrates the utility of survey research not only in providing sound information, but also in accomplishing the task with meaningful savings in time and cost. (Author)
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Note: Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, (Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 2-6, 1970)