ERIC Number: ED265989
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A Survey of Attitudes Toward the Russell-Tyler Pairing.
Schroeder, William; And Others
During the summer of 1983, a team from Mankato State University, Minnesota, surveyed 65 community residents, 85 school staff and board members, and 337 grade 6-12 students to measure attitudes toward the effectiveness of the pairing of the Russell and Tyler (Minnesota) school districts which occurred at the beginning of the 1981-82 school year. Based on survey data, which is presented in narrative and tabular form, the survey team made the following summarizing statements: (1) the majority of all three groups saw the pairing as favorable; (2) students from the Russell school district probably benefitted more from an improved curriculum than did those from the Tyler district; (3) both middle and high school youth had been able to adapt to the changes and did not feel any lack of opportunity to become involved in either curricular or extra-curricular activities; (4) students generally felt more positive toward school than before the pairing; (5) budget cuts made after the first year of the pairing weakened library services and senior class offerings; (6) on the basis of the attitudes of all three groups, the pairing should be continued. Appended are nominal group process question results; focused interview questions; and comments by patrons, staff, and school boards. (NEC)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Attitude Measures, Community Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Interviews, Participant Satisfaction, Questionnaires, Rural Education, School Effectiveness, School Organization, Shared Services, Small Schools, Student Attitudes, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Independent School District 409, Tyler, MN.; Independent School District 418, Russell, MN.
Authoring Institution: Mankato State Univ., MN. Bureau of Field Studies and Research.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota