The impact of block scheduling on students and teachers in a high school : a description

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dc.contributor.advisor Thompson, Jay C. en_US Judikis-Preller, Juan C. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US 2011-06-03T19:27:29Z 2011-06-03T19:27:29Z 1999 en_US 1999
dc.identifier LD2489.Z66 1999 .J83 en_US
dc.description.abstract The general purpose of this study completed in 1999 was to create an accurate, documented description of the experiences of nine students, three faculty members and two administrators in higher education in Chile during the military government 1973 - 1990.A qualitative approach was selected as the most appropriate methodology to' complete the study. A variety of methods and data collection strategies were used. The major data collection strategies were interviews and reviewing of primary and secondary written sources. The interviews were used to collect evidence concerning interviewees' experiences, as well as their attitudes, and perceptions regarding the events that occurred in higher education during the rule of the military government 1973 - 1990.The researcher decided to use a judgment sample of interviewees from the population based on their knowledge about the topic and their willingness to share their knowledge and experiences. Geographical representation, position within the institutions, kind of institution represented, and gender were major the considerations at the moment of selecting the sample too.Thanks to the U.S.A. Freedom of Information Act, which established an effective statutory right to access by any person or organization to federal government information, the researcher found official information that allowed for triangulation of evidence.The findings showed that the changes the military government implemented through their modernization of the educational system did not follow the historical trend of educational development in Chile. Furthermore, under the military government, policymaking in higher education was circumscribed to autocratic arenas, which usually coincided with government policy. Education was utilized to serve the purpose of the government. The educational system 1973 - 1990 failed to serve those with special needs. Free-market policies profoundly transformed education from a right available to all, to a commodity available in varying quantity and quality according to purchasing power of individuals.The impact of military government on higher education during the military rule was notorious and huge. Even though they were destructive in some aspects the military government did good things for the educational system. The issue in discussion is the price that was paid. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Educational Leadership
dc.format.extent vi, 136 leaves : col. ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Block scheduling (Education) -- Indiana -- Westfield -- Public opinion. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh High school students -- Indiana -- Westfield -- Attitudes. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh High school teachers -- Time management -- Indiana -- Westfield. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Public opinion -- Indiana -- Westfield. en_US
dc.subject.other Westfield High School (Westfield, Ind.) -- Curricula. en_US
dc.title The impact of block scheduling on students and teachers in a high school : a description en_US Thesis (Ed. S.) en_US
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