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ERIC Number: ED103434
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun-15
Pages: 76
Abstractor: N/A
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Southeast Alternatives Free School End of Year Report.
Reeves, Patricia
An evolving educational alternative, The Free School, has undergone many changes since its inception in 1971, which has made evaluation difficult. The end of year report, therefore, is presented in a principally narrative form utilizing case histories and personal comments, although pertinent graphs and charts are included. Among the difficulties facing the school was the problem of imposing a necessary structure on a form which seemed to fundamentally demand maximum freedom for students, staff, and volunteers. Student behavior problems and black student transfer contributes to the school's dilemma of how to provide productive freedom without sacrificing educational and social objectives. A governing board composed of students, staff, and parents was formed in 1973 in order to address such problems. The board, perceived effective in the function of hiring and evaluating staff, was not productive in other areas, illustrated by the fact that most school decisions were made on a crisis basis. (BJG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minneapolis Public Schools, Minn. Southeast Alternatives Program.