Education Front: PACOM surveys military parents, students in Hawaii
July 26, 2010
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Military personnel in Hawaii are encouraged to participate in a survey regarding educational experiences.
The survey will be launched today, July 26.
The three-year U.S. Pacific Command-hosted study will be launched by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in conjunction with The Curriculum Research and Development Group of the University of Hawaii.
Previous surveys were limited to small samples, customer satisfaction or collection of very little data.
The study will include all military members on the island who are assigned to Oahu installations during the next three years. It will also include all children, 10-18 years old, attending private, charter, public schools and homeschools.
The plan is to follow children and families through their stay here and after they leave Hawaii. Separate questionnaires will be used for parents and children.
Only children whose parents have provided consent for their participation will take part in this program, and children who complete the survey will be eligible for prizes.
A year after completing the original survey, all participants will be sent e-mail invitations to complete the survey again, to see if their views have changed.
Survey participants can access the survey from any computer, as the website is secure and each user will be provided with a unique identifier.
Three waves of data will be collected starting this month.
Take the survey at <a href="http://www.hawaiikids.org">www.hawaiikids.org</a> or e-mail <a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a> or <a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a> for more information.