ERIC Number: ED047279
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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A Study of the Relationship between the Community School Concept and Selected Public Attitudes.
Ahola, Allen Arthur
The purpose of this study was to: develop a series of questions given to participants in community education to determine whether differences can be observed and if so, the nature of such differences; and obtain data in order to coalesce leadership perceptions of the community school concept. A leadership questionnaire was developed and administered by personal interview to those individuals in leadership positions pertaining directly to the operation of the local school district. These leaders identified lay leaders who, in their opinion, were most influential for or against the community school concept. Citizens responding to the citizens questionnaire were drawn randomly from two sources: the files of the community school director, and local voter registration records. Significant differences were indicated between participants and non-participants and attitudes toward: education in general (.01), community education (.01), and community (.05). A marked difference of .10 was found between participants and non-participants and attitudes toward self and others. Leaders agreed on the following basic aims and objectives of community education: keeping people involved in education; involving the total environment to the degree that the citizens wish; improving the entire educational atmosphere; and developing unity and cohesiveness among the people. (NL)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Community Attitudes, Community Education, Community Schools, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Attitudes, Investigations, Leadership, Perception, Questionnaires, School Personnel, Self Concept
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Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor.
Note: Ph.D. Thesis