ERIC Number: ED088196
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
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The School Attitudes Study. An Interim Report.
Spivak, Harriet; And Others
At a time when the structure and functioning of several American institutions have come under attack, some significant questions need to be investigated. In particular, there is the need to understand how institutions and their clients relate to one another; how different patterns of formal and informal interaction affect the legitimacy accorded to these institutions by clients; and what the relationships between patterns of interaction and client-perceived legitimacy imply for the stability of these institutions. The School Attitudes Study is an effort to analyze these underlying forces and relationships in New York City's schools. The primary concern is determining the extent to which feelings of legitimacy are related to perceptions of effectiveness, responsiveness, and trust. Additionally, the study probes into whether the processes that generate legitimacy vary in different school-community contexts (e.g., whether trust is the most salient determinant in some contexts, effectiveness in others, responsiveness in others, and particular combinations of these factors in still others.) The report first states the problem under investigation, then explains in some detail the procedures used, and finally reports preliminary impressions of trends and patterns in the data. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Center for Urban Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)