ERIC Number: ED062665
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr-3
Reference Count: 0
Differential Valuations of Elementary Educational Goals.
Doherty, William J.
Based upon a comprehensive approach to educational goal selection, a national sampling of elementary school principals, teachers, and parents was compared over various demographic variables in terms of their goal priorities. The data consisted of the rating of 106 goals by each person sampled in the study. In addition to the goal ratings, each principal also filled out a short questionnaire which investigated the demographic characteristics of his school. The data were school-pupil population, size of school community, racial-ethnic composition of student body, socio-economic composition of school neighborhoods, and geographic region of school. These characteristics were analyzed with the priroity ratings to determine characteristics giving rise to priority differences. The statistical vehicle was a two-way analysis of variance. Surprisingly the demographic variables seemed to have little influence on the priority ratings of the goals. Such information is important for understanding the communication problems among the various constituencies of a school and the reasons for characteristic group pressures. (BW/Author)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 3-7, 1972