ERIC Number: ED126162
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Differential Perceptions of the Objectives and Performance of the Educational System: Factors in Dissatisfaction with Schools.
Slawski, Edward J.; And Others
Comparative data on the perceptions of objectives and the performance of schools in meeting these objectives among the various status groups involved in secondary education that extends previous research efforts by offering a combined measure of dissatisfaction is reported in this paper. The proposed measure of satisfaction with the school system involves a combination of the perception of appropriate goals or objectives and of the perception of the performance of the system with regard to these goals. The findings are based on data gathered from secondary school students, the parents of students, and teachers of Pontiac, Michigan. When the total respondents in each of three status groups provide the basis for analysis, parents of secondary school students expect the school system to address a more pervasive set of goals than do teachers. Among the conclusions are the following: on the average, substantial majorities of teachers and parents and a substantial minority of students are dissatisfied with the extent to which school performance corresponds to objectives, racial differences on the average are small compared to the differences between status levels in the school system, and in terms of distributive justice, there do seem to be differential perceptions of the extent to which the educational system is meeting client needs. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Accountability, Comparative Analysis, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Institutional Role, Parents, Participant Satisfaction, Performance Criteria, Performance Factors, Racial Differences, Role Perception, School Districts, Secondary Education, Students, Teachers
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan