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ERIC Number: ED130957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 8
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Reference Count: 0
A Study of Differences of Views of Students, Parents, Teachers, and Administrators on Selected Teaching Objectives.
McTeer, J. Hugh; And Others
This study investigates the level of agreement among four groups--students, parents, teachers, and administrators--in reference to a particular set of school objectives: the teaching of social studies in secondary schools. Twelve objectives for social studies teaching were given to the four groups for rank ordering on a five-point scale of importance. A comparison of the rankings shows that students tend to rate all objectives except environmental studies lower than the other groups and that students tend to take extreme stands (highest or lowest rating among the four groups) on objectives. In general, the study shows that students and teachers tend to disagree on their ratings and that administrators tend to align themselves with the view of teachers while parents generally agree with students. The picture is one of polarization between school personnel and those who benefit from the school program. This contrast may be a partial explanation for conflict between the school and those whom it seeks to serve, and may also provide a reason for parental discontent. Further research should be directed toward verification of these findings and to resolution of the differences among the four populations represented in the study. (Author/AV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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