ERIC Number: ED111833
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun-12
Reference Count: N/A
Report: Priorities of Problems, Program Areas, Solutions to Problems and Capital Construction Needs.
Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL. Dept. of Planning and Evaluation.
A sample of the general population of Dade County residents were surveyed, by interviews, by an independent research firm during December, 1973 regarding educational goals, major problems confronting the schools and their opinions regarding certain school system programs. It was decided to refine and augment those results by surveying specific involved and informed groups regarding four topics: (1) priorities of problems facing the school system, (2) priorities of broad program areas, (3) emphasis on solutions to problems, and (4) priorities of capital construction needs. This survey, conducted during March, 1975, involved 9,695 individual respondents; approximately one-third of which indicated that they were parents of students presently enrolled in Dade County Public Schools. The respondent groups were: community advisory committees and other community or school-related groups, county/area administrators, elementary and secondary school principals and assistants, and elementary and secondary teachers. The degree of agreement between respondent groups was consistently high. The survey instrument, asking respondents to rank fifteen possible problems facing the school system, is included as well as the detailed survey results. (Author/RC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Attitudes, Basic Skills, Class Size, Community Attitudes, Discipline, Educational Objectives, Educational Problems, Educational Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Individual Needs, Interviews, Problem Solving, School Construction, School Districts, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL. Dept. of Planning and Evaluation.