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ERIC Number: ED054531
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Pages: 33
Abstractor: N/A
Factors Resulting in Variations in Citizen Interest, Involvement, and Support of Their Local School Systems. Final Report.
Thompson, Robert
This report examines the role of such variables as income, race, family structure, home ownership, and membership in organizations as factors influencing citizen involvement in various levels of government. Researchers attempted to discover whether participation in local schools per se presupposes an interest in and involvement with local government on the part of the population; the extent to which size and economic base of the community affects the nature or amount of interest by citizens in school affairs; and the extent to which race differentiates patterns of participation in schools and local government. Results of the research indicate little relationship between changes in the objective status of an individual in his community and his attitudes. The report concludes that there are two types of people, those who are active in public work continuously and those who become aroused over one single issue. A related document is EA 003 657. (JF)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene.