ERIC Number: ED173468
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr-12
Reference Count: 0
Magnet School Curricula: Distinctly Different? Summary Report.
Weaver, Roy A.
Ethnographic techniques are employed in this study in order to determine the extent to which curricula developed in magnet schools is distinctly different from curricula in conventional or nonmagnet schools. The variables examined and compared include: (1) subject matter offered; (2) instructional methods; (3) grouping procedures; (4) student and parent choicemaking; and (5) curricular policies. Preliminary findings reported indicate that although some variance exists between the two types of schools with regard to the variables examined, there is still too little data to judge the extent of the differences. (Author/EB)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Curriculum Design, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Magnet Schools, Parent Participation, Racially Balanced Schools, School Desegregation, Student Participation, Teaching Methods, Traditional Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: California (Los Angeles)
Note: Paper prepared for the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 12, 1979)