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ERIC Number: ED118627
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Pages: 56
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A Survey of Parent Opinions About Educational Alternatives in Minneapolis North Area Elementary Schools. Report C-74-53
Farnam, Jeffrey R.; And Others
The majority of the parents answering the survey preferred program characteristics that fell between the most traditional-structured and the most flexible-open types of educational programs. The majority of parents also preferred that: parents and students be involved in school decisions; the curriculum include required courses, specific courses in basic skills, courses to meet the specific needs of their child, and work on feelings and attitudes; several teachers be available to their child, and that teachers do most or all of the teaching: children have some responsibility for their own learning; their child progress through a subject at the same speed as others, but be given extra work or help if she or he progresses faster or slower than others; the work environment be quiet and orderly, with some student feedom to move about and talk; the learning environment include both active and passive learning opportunities, equal emphasis on competition and cooperation, some participation in group projects with other children, and some activities in the community; and their child work, play and study with students of the same age or grade, or within one or two years younger or older than their child. (Author/BJG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Minneapolis Public Schools, Minn. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota (Minneapolis)