ERIC Number: ED334667
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Sep
A Reassessment of Principal Attitudes toward Community Involvement in a Southern Unitary School System.
Crosby, Margaree S.; Owens, Emma M.
To reassess the attitude of principals toward community involvement in a southern unitary school system, data were collected from a two-part questionnaire completed by a research population of 84 urban-suburban school principals. The two major research questions related to whether or not principals express positive, facilitative attitudes toward community involvement and whether their attitudes are more positive and facilitative than attitudes were almost 15 years ago. Subsidiary comparisons examined differences among the attitudes of elementary and secondary principals, principals with more experience than others, male and female principals, and black and white principals. Major findings were that: (1) the group expressed more positive, facilitative attitudes toward community involvement than were expressed 15 years ago, and (2) there were not significant differences in any of the subsidiary comparisons. Nine tables are used to illustrate results. An appendix contains table 10, a summary of responses to individual statements on the Community Involvement Assessment Form. (4 references) (EJS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of the Black Experience in Higher Education, Clemson, SC.