ERIC Number: ED123777
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: N/A
Student Involvement in Decision-Making in an Alternative High School: A Preliminary Analysis.
Center for New Schools, Inc., Chicago, IL.
This report outlines preliminary results of research analysis concerning one of 15 interrelated topics studied at an experimental "school without walls" to gain an understanding of the processes and outcomes involved in an attempt to establish an alternative social institution. The report is divided into four sections. Section 1 presents a chronology of the major events in Metro's attempt to involve students in decision-making. Section 2 presents generalizations about the dynamics of this process based on a preliminary analysis of the data. Section 3 presents some examples of each of the specific types of data collected, focusing on the approach to involvement in decision-making taken by various subgroups in the student body. Section 4 outlines some ways in which the results of the completed research program can be used in the development and evaluation of future alternative schools. The final section includes a discussion of implications of the Metro research on student involvement in decision-making for the development of other alternative schools. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Educational Anthropology, Educational Research, Interaction Process Analysis, Nontraditional Education, Problem Solving, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Student Participation, Student School Relationship, Student Teacher Relationship
Center for New Schools, 431 South Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60605 ($1.85)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois Univ., Chicago. Chicago Circle Campus.
Authoring Institution: Center for New Schools, Inc., Chicago, IL.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois (Chicago)