ERIC Number: ED089149
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
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Goals for Public Elementary and Secondary Education in Mississippi.
Hutchinson, Jerry R.; And Others
This study was designed to develop and establish a priority for goal statements that pertain to previously identified educational needs in Mississippi. A total of 1,297 opinionnaires were mailed to individuals classified into ten separate groups (school board members, superintendents, principals, teachers, students, parents, higher education personnel, legislators, business and industry managers, and organizational leaders) and 643 completed instruments were returned. The opinionnaires consisted of 34 goal statements, opposite each of which was a rating scale ranging from five to one and corresponding to descriptors ranging from "strongly agree" to "strongly disagree." For each goal statement the total number of responses for each of the attitudes "strongly agree,""agree,""neutral,""disagree,""strongly disagree was multiplied by the values 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1 respectively. The sum of these products was divided by the number of respondents for the goal to yield a mean value. Results are compiled in rank order for each of the ten separate groups and for the total of all groups. All 34 goal statements were accepted by the vast majority of respondents. The recommendation is made that objectives should be established for each of the adopted 34 goals in accordance with the established priority. (RWP)
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Authoring Institution: Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson.
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi