ERIC Number: ED318657
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Understanding Taxes: A Survey of Users. Research Report Number 109.
Agency for Instructional Technology, Bloomington, IN.
This report analyzes and describes the results of survey research conducted with teachers, curriculum consultants, instructional television specialists, and others regarding the instructional effectiveness and the uses of "Understanding Taxes," a taxpayer education program aimed primarily at high school students. Written surveys were mailed to three discrete subsamples: teachers, state representatives, and curriculum coordinators. Nearly 4,500 surveys were mailed out (75% of them to teachers). Returns numbered 924, a 20.5% rate of response (the teachers' rate was only 18.3%). Results of this study show "Understanding Taxes" to be a well-used supplement to the 11th- and 12th-grade curricula of many high schools around the nation. It is used primarily in economics classes, although teachers of business, government, and social studies also have found it to be useful. Generally, reactions to "Understanding Taxes" are quite positive. In using the program, most teachers pick and choose from among the instructional pieces. Some relatively minor concerns about the video programs and computer software were reported. Appendices contain the three survey instruments used for the research. (AS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Agency for Instructional Technology, Bloomington, IN.