ERIC Number: ED080423
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
Reference Count: 0
City School. First Year Report.
City School, Madison, WI.
In 1971 members of TTT (a federally funded doctoral program within the University of Wisconsin school of education), teachers at Memorial High School, students, and community members planned an alternative school -- namely City School. This report provides background information, descriptive and objective outside evaluative data for the school, the central purpose of which is to foster growth in interpersonal communication and to build community involvement. During the first year 118 courses were offered in the curriculum which included 43 community internships. Over sixty community people were involved in teaching programs focusing on student involvement. Tutorial group programs were organized so that students could plan their education and develop interpersonal relationships. In a comparison with other high school parents and students, City School students were found to be equally creative, more open, and more satisfied with their school. Achievement levels were equal. Other evaluative findings show that there were several problematic issues facing the school; out of 105 students 6 graduated early, 11 returned to their previous schools, and 5 dropped out of school completely; elementary teachers in other programs were pleased with their relationship to City School; and the school cost less than other public high schools during the first semester. (SJM)
Descriptors: Community Resources, Community Schools, Comparative Analysis, Educational Programs, Experimental Schools, Formative Evaluation, Nontraditional Education, Parent Attitudes, Program Evaluation, Public Schools, School Community Relationship, School Districts, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Student Participation, Student Teacher Relationship
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Madison Public Schools, WI.; Wisconsin Univ., Madison.
Authoring Institution: City School, Madison, WI.