A Study of Alternatives in American Education

Vol. III, Teachers' Responses to Alternatives

by Roger L. Rasmussen

Download

Full Document

FormatFile SizeNotes
PDF file 5.8 MB

Use Adobe Acrobat Reader version 10 or higher for the best experience.

Purchase

Purchase Print Copy

 FormatList Price Price
Add to Cart Paperback144 pages $35.00 $28.00 20% Web Discount

This report examines teachers' perceptions of and attitudes toward alternative schools, including parental choice, program diversity and quality, admission policies, and participatory decisionmaking. In short, the report (1) identifies those features of alternatives that are most significant to teachers, (2) clarifies possible relations between district policies governing alternatives and teachers' responses to those alternatives, and (3) makes recommendations based on those districts' experiences that might assist others in deciding to implement educational alternatives. Chapter 2 presents findings, discusses the major issues, and concludes with several policy recommendations. Chapter 3 describes the system of alternatives in Alum Rock, California. Chapter 4 describes the system of alternatives in Minneapolis, which was about as large as that attempted in Alum Rock. Chapter 5 describes the system of alternatives in Eugene, Oregon, which was the smallest of the four systems studied. Chapter 6 describes Cincinnati's system of alternatives, which involved a much smaller number of teachers.

This report is part of the RAND Corporation Report series. The report was a product of the RAND Corporation from 1948 to 1993 that represented the principal publication documenting and transmitting RAND's major research findings and final research.

Permission is given to duplicate this electronic document for personal use only, as long as it is unaltered and complete. Copies may not be duplicated for commercial purposes. Unauthorized posting of RAND PDFs to a non-RAND Web site is prohibited. RAND PDFs are protected under copyright law. For information on reprint and linking permissions, please visit the RAND Permissions page.

The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.