ERIC Number: ED417462
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
KATE VIII: Kansans' Attitudes toward Education.
Emporia State Univ., KS. Jones Inst. for Educational Excellence.
The Teachers College at Emporia State University sponsors a biennial survey to measure the attitudes of Kansans toward their public schools. The results of the 1993 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 and sample selection. Survey findings are presented next. Kansans gave their local public schools significantly better grades (59 percent gave them an A or B--a 4 percent decrease from 1991) than people nationally (47 percent gave them an A or B--a 7 percent increase from 1992) give their schools. Survey opinions are grouped under various categories and include ratings of local teachers, perceptions of teachers' salaries, estimations of teachers' salaries, whether to move a student to a different school, the quality of public schools, education vouchers, problems facing Kansas' schools, the increase of violence, requirements for community service, a ten-month school year, how to expand the school year, quality performance accreditation, school-financing legislation, evaluating public officials, preschool programs in public schools, and strategies for reducing teenage violence. 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