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dc.contributor.authorJohnston, William F.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-24T13:35:08Zen
dc.date.available2015-06-24T13:35:08Zen
dc.date.issued1988en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/53538en
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of the study was to determine the educational priorities of parents with children enrolled in American Sponsored Overseas Schools in South America, and to compare those priorities with their perceptions of school performance. Responsiveness was defined as the relationship between priorities and perceived performance. Parents of secondary students enrolled in member schools of the Association of American Schools in South America, Inc. were the population for the study. A purposive sample of four schools located in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Uruguay were surveyed. A low response rate reflected the nature of the population. Characteristics of non-response in overseas settings are discussed. Results were biased in favor of the politically interested/active parents. Frequencies and crosstabulations were used to describe responsiveness levels, relationships between responsiveness and demographic characteristics, levels of parent satisfaction, and relationships between satisfaction and respondent characteristics. The findings indicate that respondents were a demographically homogeneous group. Parents responding were satisfied with their schools and felt that the schools were responsive to their needs. No significant predictors of either satisfaction or responsiveness were found.en
dc.format.extentxii, 249 leavesen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 18806005en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V856 1988.J638en
dc.subject.lcshAmerican students -- Foreign countriesen
dc.subject.lcshSchools, Americanen
dc.titleResponsiveness in American schools overseas: discrepancies between parental expectations and school performanceen
dc.typeDissertationen
dc.contributor.departmentEducational Administrationen
dc.description.degreeEd. D.en
thesis.degree.nameEd. D.en
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Administrationen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten


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