ERIC Number: ED211708
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Attitudes of Community Members Toward the Schools and Consumer and Homemaking Education.
Love, Cathleen T.
A study measured a community's attitudes towards its school district as well as its attitudes towards the subject matter included in consumer and homemaking education. In addition, the study assessed whether alienation was a possible cause for the attitudes toward the schools and consumer and homemaking education. Using a structured questionnaire consisting of a personal data form, the Middleton Alienation Scale, and project-developed instruments to measure level of school district concern and attitudes toward consumer and homemaking education, a researcher collected information from a stratified random sample of 258 community members of five school districts in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Analysis of the completed questionnaires revealed a highly positive correlation between alienation and community attitudes towards the schools. However, no substantial correlation was found for alienation and attitudes toward consumer and homemaking education. In addition, the attitudes of community members with children in school were not substantially different from those of community members who do not have children in the schools. Alienation from society--a factor found to be closely tied to attitude toward the schools and consumer and homemaking education--was linked to age, income, and educational level. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Vocational Association (Atlanta, GA, December 8, 1981).