ERIC Number: ED417460
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
KATE VI: Kansans' Attitudes toward Education. Sixth Public Opinion Poll.
Emporia State Univ., KS. Jones Inst. for Educational Excellence.
The Teachers College at Emporia State University sponsors a biennial survey measuring the attitudes of Kansans toward their public schools. The results of the 1989 survey are reported here (the survey was patterned after the national Gallop Poll on public education). The report opens with details of the research procedures, which includes overviews of data analysis, sample selection, alerting the sample population, and time of interviewing. Survey findings are presented next. Overall, Kansans gave their local public schools significantly better grades than people nationally give their schools, with 66 percent of those interviewed adjudging their community school either an A or B. Survey opinions are grouped under various categories and include ratings of principals and superintendents, teachers, high schools, local school boards, teacher salaries, how teachers' jobs have changed in the past 10 years, state tests for public school students, whether or not to implement a national testing program, open enrollment, public school programs for four-year olds, how Kansans would spend new state funds, latch-key programs, trends in the quality of public schools, school site management and accountability, home schooling, drug and alcohol education, and major problems facing Kansas schools. As the Kansas public perceives it, the use of drugs and alcohol is, by far, the number one problems that the public schools of the state face. The survey sample's composition is described at the end. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Emporia State Univ., KS. Jones Inst. for Educational Excellence.
Identifiers - Location: Kansas