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Title:A Content Analysis of a Sample of Articles Written on Education in "The New York Times
Author(s):Burris, Jane Elizabeth Gibson
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Charles West
Department / Program:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Mass Communications
Abstract:The central purpose of this dissertation is to sample articles written on education in the New York Times during a select period. A content analysis was performed on a stratified random sample of 555 newspaper articles identified in the New York Times from 1993 to 1997. The data revealed 168 themes and issues across the following 18 categories: Religion; Home And Family; Community; Education; Schools; Students; School Personnel; People; Culture and Society; Safety; Government; School Governing Bodies; Finance; Economics; Business; Disparity; Diversity and Research. Originally, it was believed that this sample of New York Times articles would contain references to specific purposes for American education and that these purposes would reflect a philosophical bias that would influence public opinion regarding education. However, no identifiable philosophical purpose was found in this sample of New York Times articles. Additionally, it was expected that an individual reading these newspaper articles would be able to construct a cultural model of American education. However, it was determined that what was present in these New York Times articles may more appropriately be labeled an information model of American education rather than a cultural model. However, it is believed that this information model may serve as a framework for a cultural model of education.
Issue Date:1999
Description:133 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9944808
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:1999

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