ERIC Number: ED046601
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Use of Interviews and Rating Scales in the Study of Indian Education. The National Study of American Indian Education, Series IV, No. 7, Final Report.
Havighurst, Robert J.
As part of the Final Report of the National Study of American Indian Education, this study viewed the education of Indian children and youth through the eyes of the people most involved in the process: (1) students, (2) parents, (3) community leaders, and (4) teachers. As noted, this required a representative sample of the people in each of the 4 categories and their perceptions and evaluations of Indian education. The sample communities studied were representative of all socioeconomic and geographic situations in which Indians live. In the study, which covered 28 communities and 37 school systems, information was obtained by a team of people who lived and worked in the communities for several weeks and who observed, interviewed, and administered questionnaires or social psychological instruments. Data gathered for the study were analyzed and interpreted via rating scales, which were made by listing dimensions covered by the interviews and then constructing a 5- to 7-point scale for each dimension. Listed in the appendix are descriptive titles of all rating scales for the 4 types of interviews used in the study. (EL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL.