ERIC Number: ED099453
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Alternative Education Programs, Suburban Cook County Public High School Districts, 1973-1974. Research Report No. 3202.
Educational Service Region of Cook County, Chicago, IL.
The general purpose of this descriptive normative survey is to discover what alternative educational programs are being provided in secondary schools in Cook County and to what extent they are attended. The general hypothesis is that relatively few alternative education programs are provided and those that are, are either the traditional, well-established vocational varieties, or those that lend themselves to close relationship with the regular academic program. The criterion data needed to test the hypothesis in this survey are basically the responses of secondary school administrators to the survey as to what alternatives were given in the form of the questionnaire sent to all Cook County suburban high school district superintendents. There are 27 secondary school districts and one unit district in suburban Cook County. A total enrollment of 159,976 students are enrolled in the 1973-74 school year in 68 high school buildings. The Department of Research of the Educational Service Region of Cook County submitted a survey to all Cook County suburban high school districts requesting detailed information on the number of students and teachers involved in alternative education programs and on the type of programs offered. Although the results of the survey do sound promising, far more is needed to provide alternatives and options beyond the traditional school setting. Programs for students who are potential dropouts are still rather limited. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Service Region of Cook County, Chicago, IL.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois