ERIC Number: ED163303
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Perceptions of a Changing World: A Survey of Ohio High School Students; 1975-1976.
Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
Attitudes and educational needs of 3,849 high school students were assessed by means of a 65-item questionnaire. Background information, school issues, social issues, and personal issues were investigated. Changes that have occurred since 1970 were documented. Results include the following: a proportionally small number of minorities are seniors (27% compared with 42% sophomores); less than half of the students believe the races "get along well together," but students believe education is the most valuable way to improve race relations. Students believe the school should provide more help in basic subjects, that subjects should be made more interesting, and that drug and sex education should be taught. They worry about unemployment and receive inadequate career education. Students say they want teachers who can communicate with them. While a majority of students think a high school education is worthwhile, over a quarter are unsure or disagree. Some evidence indicates students' support for education has declined since 1970. (JLL)
Descriptors: Educational Attitudes, High School Students, Life Style, Minority Groups, Relevance (Education), Research Projects, Secondary Education, Social Influences, Student Attitudes, Student Needs, Student School Relationship, Values
Division of Planning and Evaluation, Ohio Department of Education, Room 804, 65 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio, 43215
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
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