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ERIC Number: ED124238
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Pages: 48
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A Comparison of Parental Knowledge of College of the Mainland [Texas] With the College Leaders' Perception of Parental Knowledge.
Bass, Donald G.
This study measures the knowledge that community parents with children between the ages of 16 and 23 have about College of the Mainland; it also measures the accuracy of the college's administrators in estimating parental knowledge. To assess parental knowledge, interviews were conducted with 99 parents randomly distributed across the census tracts in Texas City, Texas. Interview results indicated that parents know that the college is accredited, that its facilities are available for community use, and that financial aid is available. Parents are aware of the comprehensive nature of the college program, of the college's low tuition policy, and of the attention paid to students through counseling and course design. Parents have least knowledge about the college faculty. Administrators at the college were asked to review each of the interview items, and predict parental response. For the most part, the administrators displayed an accurate perception of what parents know about the college. Of the 20 interview items, there were significant differences between parental response and administrator prediction on only six items. The basic interview instrument is included, as are tabulated responses, and a review of the literature. (Author/NHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Texas