ERIC Number: ED043131
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Attitudes of School Board Members Toward Inter-School District Cooperation.
Fain, Robert P.
The purposes of this study were to determine the attitudes of selected public school district board members toward inter-school-district cooperation and the extent to which selected variables were related to board member attitudes. Data from questionnaires that sought demographic data, local-cosmopolitan orientation, and other information relevant to the study, were collected from districts in the metropolitan areas of Kansas City, Missouri, and Cincinnati, Ohio. The main hypothesis, that school board members are more favorable toward inter-school-district cooperation on functions with economic implications than they are on functions with social implications, was confirmed. In metropolitan Kansas City, board members with cosmopolitan orientations were found to be more favorable toward inter-school-district cooperation than those members with local orientation. Furthermore, it was found that the social implication of certain functions emerged more strongly when locals were considered than when cosmopolitans were considered. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Kansas City.
Note: A dissertation