ERIC Number: ED126564
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
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The Problem of Educational Community Resistance to Alternative Education.
Brown, Jack E.
The primary purpose of this practicum was to investigate, identify, record, recommend, and test resolutions to the problem of educational/community resistance to alternative education in general and, more specifically, to identify and resolve as many of the educational/community resistance phenomena and facts as surround Nova High School. Problem assessment and resolution development are documented, and action, survey, research, and implementation are fully described. A summation of all findings is also presented. It was concluded that few school personnel or community persons surveyed and observed demonstrated overt negative attitudes toward Nova High School as an alternative educational form; however, their attitudes could definitely be classified as less positive and more positive. There does appear to be a relationship between the attitudes held by non-alternative (traditional) school personnel and community persons toward alternative educational forms and the number of the students involved in the alternative educational systems studied. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Research, Evaluation Methods, Evening Programs, Measurement Techniques, Nontraditional Education, Private Schools, Program Development, Questionnaires, School Community Relationship, School Surveys, Secondary Education, Student Characteristics, Student Recruitment
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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