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ERIC Number: ED172358
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 50
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Private High Schools: A Descriptive Profile and Comparison with Public High Schools.
Abramowitz, Susan
Characteristics of private and public schools were compared in this study utilizing data collected in surveys by the National Institute of Education, the Council for American Private Education, and the National Association of Secondary School Principals. The aims of the study were to provide a national picture of secondary education and increase understanding of private secondary education in particular. For the private school study, 600 private schools were randomly selected from four regions of the country and three metropolitan areas. These schools were surveyed concerning curriculum, schedules, facilities, school structure, coordination mechanisms, and principals' goals, satisfactions, experience, and problems. The data from private and public schools were then utilized to compare the two on the above characteristics as well as on grading systems, student goals and activities, and sex of principal. The study concluded that public and private schools differ in mission. Public schools provide a wide range of courses to a wide range of students, have more management problems, and are not dependent on maintaining a constituency. Private schools, on the other hand, have a narrower curriculum focused on academic subjects, have fewer management problems, and are more responsive to their clientele and staff. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: School Rules
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979); Not available in paper copy due to marginal legibility of original document