ERIC Number: ED143095
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of Alternative Schools. ERS Research Brief.
Doob, Heather Sidor
The purpose of this publication is to provide school officials and others concerned with the concept of alternative educational programs a summary of research pertaining to the evaluation of such programs. Included are an overview of the history of alternative schools, a discussion of the issues and trends associated with alternative schools, synopses of 27 evaluations of alternative programs, and an extensive bibliography. Most of the publication is devoted to summarizing evaluation reports, which were either identified in current periodical literature and/or through a search of the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) index, "Resources in Education." Included are evaluations for alternative programs in New Orleans; Philadelphia; Los Angeles; Chicago; Seattle; New York City; Cupertino, California; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Watertown, Massachusetts; Ithaca, New York; Madison, Wisconsin; Beachwood, Ohio; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Hartford, Connecticut; Bellevue, Washington; Oakland, California; St. Paul, Minnesota; and University City, Missouri. (Author/JG)
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Experimental Programs, Nontraditional Education, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Tables (Data)
Educational Research Service, 1800 North Kent Street, Arlington, Virginia 22209 ($8.50; payment must accompany orders of $10.00 or less)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Research Service, Arlington, VA.