ERIC Number: ED164723
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Options in Public Education: A Source Document.
Chicago Board of Education, IL. Dept. of Program Development/Alternative Schools.
In this booklet, options (alternatives) for education in the Chicago Public Schools are discussed. Options described are of four types, all focusing on the learning of basic skills: (1) instruction-based, such as Montessori and open schools; (2) curriculum-based, such as magnet schools, academies, environmental schools and multicultural schools; (3) administrative-based, such as mini-schools; and (4) facility and resource based, such as academic interest centers and career development centers. Planning, development and implementation stages are outlined. Suggestions are made about financing and administrating alternatives and relating them to neighborhood schools, desegregation and permissive transfer. The new directions in educational options, the development of process models for options and leadership roles necessary to options development as implemented in the Chicago Public Schools are outlined. Appendices include policy statements on options planning, funding approval, methods of teacher self-assessment, and a glossary defining important terms in alternative education programs. (WI)
Descriptors: Administrative Change, Basic Skills, Curriculum Enrichment, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Innovation, Magnet Schools, Nontraditional Education, Public Education
National Clearinghouse for Options in Public Education, Chicago Public Schools, Room 626, 228 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60601 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Chicago Board of Education, IL. Dept. of Program Development/Alternative Schools.
Identifiers: Illinois (Chicago)