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ERIC Number: ED269906
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Documentation for the IFG Public and Private School Database.
Blanford, William; Chambers, Jay G.
The Institute for Research on Educational Finance and Governance (IFG) has designed and implemented a major survey of public and private schools in the six-county San Francisco Bay Area which focuses on organizational dimensions in elementary and secondary schools. Private schools include Catholic parochial and Catholic private schools, independent schools, and schools of different religious affiliations. A survey of principals and teachers in the sample schools was also conducted to determine similarities and differences among personnel in the public and private sector. The sampling was extensive: school questionnaires were sent to each of 563 public and 374 private schools; personnel questionnaires were sent to principals in all schools sampled; and teacher questionnaires were sent to a stratified sample of schools employing approximately 2,471 public and 2,688 private school teachers. The overall return rates ranged from about 20-35% depending on the sample. This report contains the documentation for the IFG public and private school and school personnel databases gathered as part of the "Comparative Study of Public and Private schools in the San Francisco Bay Area." This report provides more detailed information on the variables contained in the databases and return rates. The unit of observation of the school database is the individual school, and that of the personnel database is the individual teacher or principal. (Author/TE)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Research on Educational Finance and Governance.