Citizens' Attitudes Toward Baraga and L'Anse Schools Sharing Resources and Consolidation in Two Community Attitude Surveys: A Five-Year Comparison
Date of Award
Doctor of Education
Dr. Patrick M. Jenlink
Dr. James Krenek
Dr. Bruce Sherony
Dr. Connie Walt
The focus of this study was to determine the relationship between respondents' data to six replicated education questions embedded in two community attitude surveys conducted in 1988 and 1993 in Baraga County, Michigan. The six questions were proposed to determine respondents' attitudes toward Baraga and L'Anse schools' sharing of educational curriculum, extracurricular activities, school calendars, staff, transportation, and consolidation of the two school districts. Demographic data in the two studies were cited to compare respondents' personal history and other demographic data between 1988 and 1993.
In the two studies, a total of 845 randomly selected subjects responded to six questions regarding two school districts' sharing of resources and consolidation. Analysis of the data of the 1988 and 1993 survey studies revealed no differences by respondents to the six education questions under investigation.
Demographic differences between the two surveys were noted in a disproportionate number of 1993 subjects who are employed full time, who are attending college, and those who have lived more than 10 years in Baraga County.
Gregor, Anni C., "Citizens' Attitudes Toward Baraga and L'Anse Schools Sharing Resources and Consolidation in Two Community Attitude Surveys: A Five-Year Comparison" (1995). Dissertations. 1761.