ERIC Number: ED382267
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Perceptual Differences in Economic Development Strategies under Two Conditions for Alabama/Non-Alabama 2-yr College Administrators.
Selman, James W.; Wilmoth, James N.
Administrators at two-year college and secondary area vocational centers accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools were surveyed regarding their institutions' actual and ideal involvement in 29 economic development activities. Usable data were collected from 345 administrators, and data from 75 respondents were further analyzed for differences between states (7 Alabama and 68 non-Alabama), type of college (50 community college and 25 technical college), and interaction of state by type of college. The study found that Alabama administrators tended to perceive themselves to be doing less than they should for economic development, while non-Alabama administrators tended to perceive themselves to be doing more. Both community and technical college administrators tended to perceive themselves as doing more for economic development than they should. The survey instrument is included. (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Auburn Univ., AL. Center for Vocational and Adult Education.