ERIC Number: ED329600
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Schools of Choice: An Annotated Catalog of Key Choice Elements: Open Enrollment, Diversity and Empowerment.
Oakland Univ., Rochester, MI. School of Human and Educational Services.; Metropolitan Affairs Corp., Detroit, MI.
This catalog, an outcome of the Project To Access Choice in Education (PACE), lists examples of public schools throughout the nation offering choices in education. "Schools of Choice" are defined as those offering one or more of the following three dynamics: (1) open enrollment, the freedom for families to choose the elementary or secondary full-time public school of attendance; (2) teacher empowerment, the opportunity for a school staff to create their own organization and program components; and (3) diversity, the creation or organization of program components to reflect the diferences in student and community needs, interests, and preferences. Data were collected from a literature review, 200 mail surveys, interviews with authorities in the field of educational choice, and visits to school districts. Chapter 1, "The PACE Project," discusses the PACE model, describes the research methodology, summarizes the survey findings, and draws conclusions and recommendations. Chapter 2, "Case Studies," comprises detailed analyses of five school districts identified as representative of one or more of the three elements of choice. The districts (listed with their choice elements) are as follows: (1) Dade County Public Schools (Florida), Limited Open Enrollment/Diversity; (2) Detroit Public Schools (Michigan), Limited Open Enrollment/Diversity; (3) District 4--New York City (New York), Open Enrollment/Diversity/Empowerment; (4) Flint Public Schools (Michigan), Limited Open Enrollment/Diversity; and (5) Rochester City School District (New York), Limited Open Enrollment/Diversity. Chapter 3, "Narratives of Other School Districts," provides brief descriptions of 26 school districts. Each narrative lists the choice options, address, phone number, contact person, brief enrollment and staff profile and a description of the choice options and how they are administered. The appendix contains a copy of the survey data verification letter, a 13-item annotated bibliography, and a 117-item bibliography. (FMW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Case Studies, Catalogs, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Demonstration Programs, Elementary Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Open Enrollment, Parent Participation, Public Schools, School Choice, School Community Relationship, Secondary Schools, State Surveys, Teacher Role, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oakland Univ., Rochester, MI. School of Human and Educational Services.; Metropolitan Affairs Corp., Detroit, MI.