ERIC Number: ED188332
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
A Naturalistic Study of an Alternative High School.
Cendese, W. Ivan
This paper describes an alternative evening high school program for dropouts located in Salt Lake City (Utah). The purpose of the study was to arrive at a descriptive analysis and interpretation of what went on in the alternative school, Valley High School. It describes and analyzes such features as the drop-in program, learning center activities on each day of the week, and the use of structured learning areas. The paper concludes that this alternative high school needs to become accepted by the traditional school community. The establishment of a community advisory council, it says, would help the public see that Valley is attempting to help students function better in traditional society even though it uses nontraditional approaches. (Author/LD)
Descriptors: Dropouts, High School Students, Models, Nontraditional Education, Program Descriptions, Secondary Education
Department of Educational Administration, 339 Milton Bennion Hall, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 841l2 ($1.25; $1.00 for quantity orders)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Utah Univ., Salt Lake City. Dept. of Educational Administration.
Identifiers - Location: Utah