ERIC Number: ED151946
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Reference Count: 0
A Study of School Without Schools: The Columbus, Ohio Public Schools During the Natural Gas Shortage, Winter, 1977. Volume I and Volume II, Appendices.
Sanders, James R.; Stufflebeam, Daniel L.
The energy crisis, specifically a shortage of natural gas, caused by the unusually cold winter of 1977, resulted in the Columbus, Ohio, schools being closed for a month. Schools heated with gas were closed, but students met one day a week in school buildings that used coal, oil, or electricity. The educational program continued with school personnel encouraged to use maximum creativity in making assignments and maintaining contacts with pupils. Special sections were published in the newspapers, and radio and television stations allocated time for educational programs. This report is a description of the responses to the school closing made by the education system and surrounding community. Methods used in the study included classroom observation; site observation; and a mail survey of a sample of students, parents, and teachers. (MLF)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Classroom Research, Delivery Systems, Depleted Resources, Educational Innovation, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Emergency Programs, Mass Media, Nontraditional Education, Program Evaluation, School Closing, School Community Relationship, Science Education, Teaching Methods, Utilities
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western Michigan Univ., Kalamazoo. School of Education.
Identifiers: Columbus Public Schools OH; School Without Schools
Note: Not available in paper copy due to marginal legibility of parts of document; Newspaper reprints may be illegible; Pages 165-170 of Volume II are deleted due to copyright restrictions