ERIC Number: ED127216
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
What We Say Versus What We Do: A Study of Variations between Philosophy and Daily Operation of North Central Association Member Public Schools and Community Colleges.
Bontrager, Ralph L.; Meis, Lawrence J.
This research report provides an overview of select topics in school philosophy from the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools (NCA) membership in Kansas. The purpose was to examine a number of communities by attitude questionnaire to observe if stated school philosophy is a reality in school operation. Topics included philosophy and objectives, ways that needs are met, and communication among NCA members. School principals and community college presidents were surveyed, since they deal daily with a school's operation. Coded and tabulated responses constitute the major portion of the document. It is concluded that only a nebulous relationship is maintained between declared ideals written in philosophy statements and daily treatment given to students in most public schools. The epilogue contains an examination of the responses, subjective observation of practices at many schools, and suggestions for solutions to this dilemma. (ND)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kansas State Dept. of Education, Topeka.; Wichita State Univ., KS. Coll. of Education.; North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kansas