ERIC Number: ED214261
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
New Jersey's Nonpublic Program: Issues and Perspectives.
The development of the relationship between nonpublic schools and state and federal governments has raised a number of questions regarding public aid to nonpublic education. This study focuses on one of these questions, the problem of state agencies' responsibility for the evaluation, governance, planning, and monitoring of programs providing public funds to nonpublic schools. The authors describe New Jersey's provision of compensatory education and handicapped services to nonpublic schools. They identify the problems involved, including the legal basis for state evaluation of the programs and the implementation, management, delivery, and effectiveness of the services. Data were gathered through classroom observation, surveys of 90 local educational agencies and 201 students, and interviews with 62 public and nonpublic administrators, 42 public school teachers, and 29 parents. The study results indicate, among other things, that the services are delivered to nonpublic students by countywide agencies, school district consortia, or individual districts, and that the students served have improved their achievement levels because of the services. A profile of the services provided to nonpublic schools by a typical district is included. (RW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New Jersey
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).