ERIC Number: ED369900
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
National Networking for State Community Education Capacity Building. 1992 Florida Needs Assessment Survey Report.
Romney, Valerie A.
In 1991, a national community education (CE) needs assessment was conducted. The national survey instrument was analyzed and revised for state-level use. A total of 381 CE educators throughout Florida were each randomly assigned to receive open- or closed-ended revised versions of the national survey. A total of 214 educators (56.2% of those contacted) responded. The survey established that the average Florida CE educator is an experienced school district administrator who continues to learn about the field through workshops and training sessions and who is generally satisfied with available CE-related training and publications. The CE educators surveyed reported that, although CE processes and initiatives has strengthened in the past 3 years, funding limitations, erroneous image, and lack of recognition remain serious obstacles to advancement of CE. Because a chi-square analysis established that the closed-ended survey was significantly more likely to elicit a response, it was decided to use the closed-ended survey exclusively in future state-level surveys. (Twenty-two tables are included. Appended are lists of participating community educators, the 1991 national survey and 1992 Florida survey cover letters and survey forms, and responses to the Florida survey.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Univ., Charlottesville. Mid-Atlantic Center for Community Education.
Identifiers - Location: Florida