ERIC Number: ED116268
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
The People Look at Their School Boards. Research Report No. 1975-1.
National School Boards Association, Washington, DC.
This publication summarizes the findings of a national survey conducted by the Gallup organization in December 1974 to investigate public awareness and perceptions of school boards. Approximately 1,500 adults throughout the nation were interviewed to gather data for the survey. The sampling procedure was designed to produce a statistically representative sample of the adult civilian population living in the United States. Respondents' views are summarized in numerous statistical tables that focus in turn on public attitudes toward school boards and school board members, the public image of school board members, public knowledge about school boards and their role, and how different segments of the public differ in their view of school boards. Also included are a detailed explanation of the sampling techniques used for the survey, as well as a copy of the survey questionnaire. (JG)
Descriptors: Board of Education Role, Boards of Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Governance, National Surveys, Public Opinion, Questionnaires, School Community Relationship, Statistical Data, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data)
Director of Research, National School Boards Association, 800 State National Bank Plaza, P.O. Box 1496, Evanston, Illinois 60204 ($2.50, quantity discounts)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Washington, DC.