ERIC Number: ED136395
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Diffusion Practices of Alternative Schools Located in New England.
Barkhurst, M. D.; Wolf, W. C., Jr.
The process of program initiation and the use and communication of new information and practices of public alternative schools or programs in the New England area were examined. Four research questions were pursued in the study. An ex post facto research methodology, employing mailed questionnaires and personal interviews, was used. The study population included all public alternative schools located within the six New England states, or 67 schools. Information about public alternative school characteristics and operations was obtained; this information may help account for both the rapid proliferation of the concept and its institutionalization. (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 (New York, N.Y., April 4-8, 1977)