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ERIC Number: ED137248
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 36
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An Investigation of Teacher Attitudes Towards Community Education Concepts.
Walker, John E.; Almon, Martha
Information concerning teachers' attitudes toward community education was gathered from a group of teachers who had completed community education courses and was compared to information gathered from a group of teachers who had never taken such courses. The two groups were divided into three age classifications, three teaching experience levels, and according to whether or not a community education program existed at their school. A questionnaire of 26 statements soliciting a response indicating level of agreement or disagreement with the statement was administered to all members of both groups. Analysis of the data revealed that: (1) teachers who have had community education courses support the community education concept more favorably than teachers who have not; (2) as a group, younger teachers are less favorable than teachers over 36 years of age; (3) teachers with four to ten years of teaching experience were less favorable than those with more than ten years; and (4) teachers whose schools had no community education programs were less favorable than those whose schools had such programs. The questionnaire used in the investigation is appended. (MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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