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ERIC Number: ED141928
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Alternative Education and the Single-Parent Family.
Nelson, Hal; And Others
The impact of providing alternative styles of education to single-parent families was analyzed as part of an experimental program, Southeast Alternatives (SEA), in Minneapolis, Minnesota. SEA is one of 18 experimental schools projects funded by the National Institute of Education to test innovations in educational practice in a long-term systemwide experiment. The study entailed identification of the universe of single-parent families with children attending the four SEA schools, and one other elementary school; coding residential and demographic characteristics available from school records; and interviewing a 15 percent sample, proportionately stratified by school, of single parents with children in the four elementary programs. Interviews with 60 single-parents provide a profile of single-parent families in the community, and their attitudes about the benefits and shortcomings of alternative schooling. Demographic characteristics of the single-parents are reported; and based on the parents' attitudes toward the schools, a number of practical solutions intended for both educational planners and public policy makers are suggested. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Ancillary School Services, Bus Transportation, Demography, Economic Factors, Educational Environment, Educational Innovation, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Experimental Schools, Interviews, Needs Assessment, Nontraditional Education, One Parent Family, Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Research Problems
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Services Group, Inc., Minneapolis, Minn.