ERIC Number: ED228275
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Ethnographic Study of Los Angeles Unified School District's Permits with Transportation (PWT) Program.
The Los Angeles Unified School District's Permit with Transportation (PWT) Program allows volunteering students to be bused to attend schools other than those to which they would normally be assigned on the basis of residential location. Described are aspects of student participants' experiences, and of PWT Program activities at four receiving schools to answer the following questions: (1) To what extent are the students participating in PWT integrated into social life at the receiving schools? (2) What policies, programs, and activities specifically related to the PWT Program are carried out in the receiving schools? (3) In general, what are staff members' views on the PWT Program? Over a period of 4 weeks, two trained field researchers spent about 50 hours at each of two elementary and two secondary schools observing students and staff. Debriefing tapes, and all interview and observation notes were reviewed to synthesize the data. The findings of the study are presented in two forms. A narrative description of four vignettes depicts the social life of PWT students at each school. The findings are also presented--separately for elementary and high schools--as answers to questions policy makers and program managers might ask. (PN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.