ERIC Number: ED191929
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Alternative Education Report, 1979-1980. Research Report No. 3202.
Educational Service Region of Cook County, Chicago, IL.
This study examined the form and availability of alternative education programs in suburban Cook County, Illinois, public secondary schools. Alternative education was defined as any special program that is directed to specific academic, emotional, and/or work training needs of students. A survey was submitted to school districts to gather information on types of programs available and the number of students and teachers involved. Thirty-seven percent of the school districts reported having alternative programs implemented during the school day, 60% reported implementing evening alternative programs, 82% reported offering programs for pregnant students, and 67% had programs for expelled students. A general summary of program characteristics and policies is included in the report as well as a table that summarizes, district by district, the types of programs offered, and briefly describes the individual characteristics of each program. The survey instrument is appended. (Author/MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Service Region of Cook County, Chicago, IL.
Identifiers: Illinois (Cook County)