Alternative schooling in North Carolina, 1977-1981

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Etta Christine Leath Gravely (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Dwight F. Clark

Abstract: The major purpose of this descriptive study was to provide information about the initiation and implementation of public alternative schooling in North Carolina. The study population consisted of the 144 public school districts in North Carolina and a special residential alternative public school under the direct jurisdiction of the state. The research design included (1) identifying the school districts operating alternative schools or programs, (2) developing a survey instrument to elicit the necessary information, (3) collecting data via questionnaire, printed documents, and telephone and personal interviews, and (4) analyzing the data. Some selected findings of the study were that (1) thirty-four percent of the school districts operated alternative programs or schools, (2) six school districts operated three or more types of alternatives, (3) ninety percent of the school districts defined alternatives as any kind of program that differs from the conventional school program, and (4) seventy percent of the students enrolled in alternatives were in high school.

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Language: English
Date: 1982
Free schools $z North Carolina
Public schools $z North Carolina
Education $x Experimental methods

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