ERIC Number: ED260802
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Primary Alternative School. Final Report, 1984-85. Research Report 85-03.
Watkin, Gwyneth A.; Bonyun, Rosemary G.
In the spring of 1982, the Ottawa Board of Education endorsed the concept of a Primary Education Centre (PEC). It opened in the fall of 1982 with four components, namely, the Primary Alternative School (PAS), the Parent Preschool Resource Centre (PPRC), the Carleton Preschool, and the Childbirth Association. This final report is an updating of areas covered in earlier reports with reference made to any changes or modifications over the three years of operation. The views of two specific categories of parents (those whose children had been enrolled in the PAS for all 3 years and those whose children were enrolled for the first time this year) are presented, and the 3 years of operation of the PEC and the third year of PAS are described. The PEC is described in terms of concept, components, and sharing by component elements; PAS is described in terms of personnel, school program, pupils, departures from the school, and parents. Information obtained by parent interviews and questionnaires focuses on the concept of an alternative school, pupil needs, parent participation, modifications needed, and plans for the future. A concluding statement offers recommendations. Appendices provide data about parents' views regarding the opportunity to experience 26 aspects of school life and the questionnaire and structured telephone interview used in the 1985 survey. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ottawa Board of Education (Ontario). Research Centre.
Identifiers - Location: Canada (Ottawa)