Date of Award


Degree Name

Doctor of Education


Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Dr. Patrick M. Jenlink

Second Advisor

Dr. James Krenek

Third Advisor

Dr. Bruce Sherony

Fourth Advisor

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.

Access Setting

Dissertation-Open Access