ERIC Number: ED185641
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb-16
Reference Count: 0
Public and Private Schools: Collaboration, Co-Existence, or Conflict?
Drahmann, Theodore R.
The characteristics of private elementary and secondary education briefly described include enrollment patterns, school organization, the status of boards of education in private schools, the financing structure, and the population they service. Areas of collaboration between public and private education exist in shared time arrangements, provision for busing nonpublic school students, and participation of private school children in programs of government financed services and materials. Areas of coexistence in which both systems of schools pursue their ways separately are curriculum and school funding. However, in areas of coexistence there are also areas of competition such as enrollment and finances. The strongest area of competition is that for government funds. The viewpoints of opposing sides are summarized. In the final section of the speech, suggestions are made for ways public and private school educators can increase cooperation, smooth out coexistence, and decrease competition. (MLF)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Catholic Schools, Dual Enrollment, Educational Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Government School Relationship, Institutional Cooperation, Private Education, Private School Aid, Private Schools, Public Education, Public Schools, School Organization, State Federal Aid, Student Characteristics
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of School Administrators (112th, Anaheim, CA, February 15-18, 1980).