ERIC Number: ED202125
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
The Private High School Today.
Abramowitz, Susan; Stackhouse, E. Ann
Comparison of data from a survey of private high schools sponsored by the National Institute of Education (NIE) and the Council for American Private Education with data from a companion survey of public high schools conducted by NIE and the National Association of Secondary School Principals provides the basis for this collection of individually-authored chapters assessing the services and organization of public and private high schools. The first few chapters of the book describe the nature of private secondary schools--their programs, organization, and management--and the sample of private high schools from which the data were drawn. Later chapters explore the attitudes and goals of public and private school principals, the Catholic high school, the external pressures schools face (particularly in federal- and state-funded programs), the effects of competition and choice in the school marketplace, the private school as a subject for educational research, and public policy and private education. The initial survey on private schools offers a broad baseline of information representative of the variety of high schools throughout the country and will be followed by subsequent research. Survey results, the sampling plan, and responses are appended. (Author/WD)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Administrator Attitudes, Catholic Schools, Comparative Analysis, Economics, Educational Administration, Educational Research, Federal Programs, Principals, Private Schools, Program Development, Public Policy, Public Schools, Secondary Education, State Programs, Surveys
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Note: Tables and figures may reproduce poorly due to colored inks used in original document.