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ERIC Number: ED207159
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Discriminating Between Parent and Teacher Perceptions of an Alternative School.
Morrill, Robert W.; And Others
A questionnaire survey of parents and teachers at a small, private alternative school in Roanoke, Virginia, compared the two groups' attitudes toward and perceptions of the school. Data were gathered from 27 past teachers and 60 past and present parents at the school on their age, sex, educational experience, number of children at the school, teaching experience, perceptions of the school's differences from traditional education, and satisfaction with the school's performance. Stepwise discriminant analysis allowed the two groups to be clearly distinguished in terms of their attitudes toward the school. The results showed that parents saw this alternative school as less different from traditional schools than did the teachers. Further, parents were more satisfied than the teachers with the school and its philosophy, their own participation in the school, and the children's academic and personal progress. (RW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Virginia (Roanoke)