ERIC Number: ED081804
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Report of Connecticut Citizens' Comments on Educational Goals, 1971-1972.
Institute for the Study of Inquiring Systems, Philadelphia, PA.
An analysis is made of comments of 3,199 Connecticut citizens as to their opinions about the educational process of Connecticut. The comments were obtained by use of a survey questionnaire utilized in a study of the "Connecticut Citizens' Response to Educational Goals," the last page of which provided for additional comments. The commenters were assigned to one or more of seven comment groups according to the categorization of their comments. Using six empirical educational goal groups arrived at in the earlier study, the respondents were assigned to one or more of these groups according to their responses to the goals in each group. The commenters are then compared across the three characteristics of age, sex, and relation to education and according to their goal-group membership. Important findings resulting from the analysis of the comments are: (1) the largest cluster contains attitudes favoring modern, relevant, humanitarian education; the second cluster favors practical, basic, traditional education; and the third favors more emphasis on non-academic education; (2) the emphasis on humanitarian education is highest in the younger respondents and lowest in the older; the traditional education is more desired by the older respondents; (3) students like the educational system; (4) all groups except parents favored humanitarian education, with students being most in favor; (5) teachers and school administrators have the same attitude profile across the seven attitude groups; (6) parents and teachers share only one basic attitude--both want more practical, basic, traditional education; (7) students and teachers share tow out of seven attitudes; and (8) there is little sex idfference in the degree of emphasis on humanitarian or traditional education. (DB)
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Sponsor: Connecticut State Board of Education, Hartford.
Authoring Institution: Institute for the Study of Inquiring Systems, Philadelphia, PA.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut