ERIC Number: ED064109
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
A Comparison Between Teachers Aware of the Population Explosion and Their Students.
Stronck, David R.
The purpose of this study was to consider possible differences in responses to a questionnaire asking the following questions: (1) Are there significant differences in responses between the sexes in each grade, from grade seven through twelve?; (2) Are there significant differences in responses among the different grades?; and (3) Is there a significant difference in response between the high school students and the high school teachers? Using a sample of 27 teachers and 493 students, the following conclusions were drawn: (1) There is a significant difference between the opinions of secondary school teachers and the opinions of secondary school students on the topic of the population explosion. The students do not wish the imposition of education which may change their attitudes or any form of coercion. The teachers were better informed and more realistic in their attitudes; (2) There was also a trend toward more positive attitudes in the higher grades; and (3) In most cases, sex had no significant influence on opinion. (CP)
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Authoring Institution: Washington State Univ., Pullman.