ERIC Number: ED215399
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Community Information in Education. A Handbook of Standard Terminology and a Guide to Its Collection and Use. State Educational Records and Reports Series, Handbook VIII.
Harris, Yeuell Y.
As an aid for administrators in state and local education agencies, community colleges, and noneducational service agencies, this handbook tells how to gather community information needed for educational planning and decision-making. Information sources, terminology, and definitions are included, as well as guidelines for the use of such data. The first two chapters present an introduction to community information. Six further chapters examine the classification of community data on population, land use, and social structure and discuss available published resources, information gathering from local sources, community survey methods, techniques of data use, and definitions of the data items used. Tables and charts provide examples of community information. In eleven appendices, the authors include a glossary of terms, sample community profile charts, an explanation of the Standard Industrial Classification system, hints on using federal census data, and a guide to the literature. (RW)
Descriptors: Community Characteristics, Community Surveys, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Definitions, Demography, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Needs, Information Sources, Land Use, Records (Forms), Social Structure, Tables (Data), Two Year Colleges, Vocabulary
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 065-000-00009-1; $7.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Miami Univ., Oxford, OH.