ERIC Number: ED151311
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar-28
Reference Count: 0
Teachers' and Students' Perceptions of Instructional Practices in Selected Conventional and Alternative Public Schools.
Baker, Thomas E.
The purposes of this study are to determine (1) if public alternative school teachers' perceptions of their instructional practices differ significantly from those of teachers in conventional schools in the same district and (2) if public alternative school students' perceptions of teaching practices in their school differ significantly from those of students in conventional schools in the same district. Instruments were administered to students and teachers in three alternative high schools and three conventional high schools, all operated by the same public school system. Teachers were asked to rate each of thirty-six functions on a scale of one to five. Students were asked to rank twenty-seven items on a scale from one to ten. Differences in the two groups of teacher ratings for nineteen of the thirty-six functions were significant at the .05 level or beyond, and seventeen of the twenty-seven items on the student instrument revealed differences at the same level. It was concluded from the findings that alternative school instructional practices differ significantly from those in the conventional schools. (Author/MJB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting, American Educational Research Association (Toronto, Canada, March 27-31, 1978)