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ERIC Number: ED086745
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Pages: 14
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A Factor Analysis of the Education Foundations "Education Scale".
Rindone, Richard C.
The response to 20 attitudinal items on the University of New Mexico Educational Foundations "Education Scale" by 149 UNM students were used as the basis for a factor analysis. The analysis yielded five rotated factors. The factors were difficult to interpret and the analysis did not lend any support to the a priori grouping and judgements of educational concepts of the authors. Interpretations made by an educational philosopher provided a different perspective. What were thought to be attitudinal items were statements of philosophies. Apparently, while the authors were looking for surface relationships regarding educational concepts, deeply rooted philosophies were functioning. A recommendation for completely different use of the scale was made. A copy of the University of New Mexico Educational Foundations Education Scale is included in the Appendix. (Author)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Educational Association (4th, November 29-30, 1973)