ERIC Number: ED159168
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Goals of Secondary Education as Perceived by Education Consumers. Volume II, Methodological Procedures.
Blackwell, Peggy J.; Smith, Leonard
Research to identify the entire range and diversity of goals that parents, as consumers and clients of a public service, hold for secondary education was conducted. Two assumptions were made in conducting this survey. The first was that parents have aspirations for education, though they may not explicitly express these goals; the second, that means could be provided for parents to give explicit and comprehensive statements of these goals. The methods used to obtain this information are described in this report. The following tasks were used for data collection during the project: (1) open-ended, tape-recorded interviews were conducted with parents; (2) statements were screened to eliminate redundancies; (3) reduction led to a data base of goals that were used in the subsequent tasks; (4) the data base of goal statements from the elicitation interviews was further reduced into outcome goals; (5) respondents indicated what outcome goal each of the statements in the data base would best help achieve by matching each statement with one of the 12 outcome goals identified; (6) respondents indicated their awareness about whether or not each goal was being attempted in the educational system; and (7) respondents were asked to place the 12 outcome goals in rank order of importance. Sampling procedures are described, and questionnaires are included in this report. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque. Inst. for Social Research and Development.; Information Science, Inc., Manhasset, NY. Humanic Designs Div.
Note: For related documents, see SP 013 069-072 ; Parts are marginally legible due to print quality