ERIC Number: ED109775
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr-3
Reference Count: 0
The Balance of Control Between Parents and Teachers in "Co-Op" Free Schools.
Firestone, William A.
Parent-run free schools (parent coops) differ markedly from public schools in size and organizational structure, but this paper shows that these new institutions share the problem of teacher supervision. Conclusions are based on intensive study of three parent coops using both participant observation and interviewing. Parent coops must deal with a form of conflict between professional and bureaucratic-employer authority. Parents lack the means to control teacher activity; but where selection is successful, the mechanisms of accommodation are similar to those found in public schools. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (60th, Washington, D.C., March 30-April 3, 1975)