ERIC Number: ED099410
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
A Quantitative-Qualitative Study of Student Subcultures in an Alternative High School.
Moore, Donald; Wilson, Thomas
The norms and structure of student subcultures in a public alternative "high school without walls" in a large city are explored. The focus is on the attitudes of subculture members toward the innovative educational program and toward intergroup relations. The strengths and weaknesses of various research methodologies are investigated by analytically comparing the findings from: (1) attitude questionnaires given to alternative school students and a control group, (2) intensive interviews of an alternative school subsample and a control group, and (3) long-term qualitative participant observation and related field interviews. (Author)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Innovation, High Schools, Intergroup Relations, Interviews, Nontraditional Education, Observation, Organization, Questionnaires, Research Methodology, Student Attitudes, Student Development
Center for New Schools, 431 S. Dearborn, Suite 1527, Chicago, Illinois 60605 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for New Schools, Inc., Chicago, IL.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois (Chicago)