ERIC Number: ED484969
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun
KATE X: Kansans' Attitudes Toward Education
Jones Institute for Educational Excellence
In the spring of 1980, The Teachers College at Emporia State University (ESU) conducted an intensive survey of the attitudes of Kansans toward public schools in their communities. Patterned after the national Gallup Poll on public education, the ESU project was named Kansans' Attitudes Toward Education (KATE). A variety of organizations and institutions have provided funding to conduct the survey over the past two decades. KATE X was funded by Emporia State University, the Jones Institute for Educational Excellence, and the Kansas State Department of Education. The response of the general public and special interest groups to the report of the original KATE project was such that university officials decided to periodically repeat the study. Thus, KATE I through IX were conducted. This is the tenth KATE study to be completed and is overseen by the Jones Institute for Educational Excellence at Emporia State University. The researchers of this study acknowledge the significant contribution of the Gallup Poll toward this project. Similarity with Gallup's annual nationwide survey on public education is most evident in the general areas of (1) conceptualization and (2) the replication and modification of certain questions. The KATE poll does depart significantly with regard to (1) data gathering methodology and (2) questions employed in the survey. Specifically, this KATE survey utilized a paper-and-pencil survey to ascertain attitudes while the Gallup poll often employs a personal interview technique over the phone. Also, most of the questions in the KATE survey were developed to focus on specific Kansas issues. Appended are: (1) Kansans' Attitude Toward Education (KATE) X Survey; and (2) Publication Years of KATE Surveys.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Emporia State Univ., KS. Jones Inst. for Educational Excellence.