ERIC Number: ED083726
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Descriptions of the 1972-73 Mini-School Programs in the Alum Rock Voucher Demonstration. Analysis of the Education Voucher Demonstration. A Working Note.
Rapp, M. L.; Wuchitech, J. M.
The Education Voucher Demonstration, begun in Alum Rock in 1972, is a large-scale social intervention with a wide range of social, political, economic, and educational objectives. This document is one of three such papers describing the educational aspects of the demonstration program which involved six public schools, 22 "mini-school" programs, approximately 3,900 students, and 126 classroom teachers. The special objective of this particular report is to document the basic character of the educational programs available in the first year of the demonstration. These descriptions are a by-product of the information gathering effort to document the first year's instructional strategies and resource use, and are based on discussions with mini-school faculties, supported by some observation of classroom activities. Teachers supplied information about instructional materials and field trips, using printed forms; and two staff members did all the classroom observation using a prestructured checklist. Program goals were taken from the mini-schools' own descriptions, and other descriptions were developed from checklists and discussions with teachers. Examples of the iterations involved in developing each program description are included. (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Research, Continuous Progress Plan, Creative Art, Cultural Activities, Developmental Reading, Educational Experiments, Educational Vouchers, Elementary Schools, Federal Programs, Individualized Instruction, Kindergarten, Mathematics Instruction, Observation, Program Content, Public Schools, Science Instruction
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.