ERIC Number: ED166834
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
A Decade of Gallup Polls of Attitudes Toward Education 1969-1978.
Elam, Stanley M., Ed.
This book assembles in one indexed reference work all the Gallup polls on trends and issues in American education from 1969-78. These reports have gained a reputation as the most authoritative source in information available concerning the public's reaction to basic questions about the public schools. Each chapter discusses the major problems confronting public schools in a particular year as well as the purpose of the study and research procedures. An introductory chapter, written by Dr. Gallup, reviews some of the major opinion trends revealed by the polls. For instance, in 9 of 10 surveys, discipline is cited more often than any other problem, followed by busing, financial concerns, and student drug use. Gallup recommends greater citizen participation in the educational process. (Author/LD)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Community Attitudes, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, National Surveys, Parent Attitudes, Public Opinion, Questionnaires, Sampling, School Surveys, Statistical Data, Tables (Data)
Phi Delta Kappa, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Indiana 47401 ($5.50 postpaid)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa, Bloomington, IN.