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Title: Gallup/Phi Delta Kappa Poll # 1983-GO8343: 15th Annual Survey of the Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools      
dateReleased:
08-23-2007
downloadURL: http://hdl.handle.net/1902.4/USAIPOSPKED1983-GO8343
ID:
hdl:1902.4/USAIPOSPKED1983-GO8343
description:
This survey covers the following issues and topics: President's National Commission on Excellence in Education's conclusion that public school education is only fair and not improving; willingness to pay more taxes to raise standard of education; number of children enrolled in public/private/parochial schools; biggest problem with which public schools in community must deal; rating of public schools in community/ nation; quality of: facilities, curriculum, teaching, education, college preparation, job planning, books, discipline, students' behavior, administration, extra-curricular activities; tax increase if local public schools need more money; knowledge about local schools; information used to judge quality of schools; promotion of children only if examinations passed; national tests to compare educational achievement; degree of difficulty of students' schoolwork/homework; extension of school year/day; required subjects of students planning/ not planning to go to college; need for instruction in: driving, computers, parenting, alcohol/ drug abuse, nuclear waste, war, communism/socialism, race relations; desired personal qualities in teachers; teachers' pay based on quality vs. standard scale; level of current teachers' salaries; higher wages for teachers of subject for which there is a shortage; reasons for discipline problem in public schools; importance of college education; age of oldest child attending public private school; appropriateness of types of instruction; use of computer in school; changes by year 2000: children starting school earlier, 12-month year, access to computers, more individual instruction, college courses covered in high school, more vocational training, students taught how to think more, greater financial support from taxpayers; knowledge of commission's report; agree/disagree with findings; labor union membership; favor/oppose allowing priests to marry.
description:
Phi Delta Kappa, 2007, "Gallup/Phi Delta Kappa Poll # 1983-GO8343: 15th Annual Survey of the Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools"
name:
Phi Delta Kappa
homePage: http://www.harvard.edu/
name:
Harvard University
ID:
SCR:011273
abbreviation:
DataVerse
homePage: http://thedata.org/
name:
Dataverse Network Project
ID:
SCR:001997