ERIC Number: ED067323
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May
Reference Count: 0
Social Science Education Consortium Newsletter. Number 13.
Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.
A lead article, "Alternative Schools: Agents for Change," written by three SSEC teacher associates, describes general characteristics of the schools and focuses upon information and generalizations about options for conventional schools based on visits, talks, and correspondence with individuals in traditional as well as alternative schools. Alternative schools differ from conventional schools in their physical environment, educational philosophy and practice, and are smaller, voluntary, community-oriented, and operate more autonomously and independently. Learning is self directed and motivated, encouraging students to develop their own philosophy and set of values, solve problems, and make decisions. Teachers are characterized by flexibility, patience, improvisation, tolerance, risk-taking, involvement, and ability to respond to pupil needs. A bibliography of sources and resources is provided. Other inclusions in the newsletter are: 1) the announcement of "Profiles of Promise," the first in a series of descriptive reports on innovative social studies practices; 2) summary descriptions of teacher education and visitor workshops, recent meetings and conferences, and explanation of recent skill labs; 3) an announcement of the November 1972 issue of "Social Education" designed to give teachers assistance in curriculum decision making. (Author/SJM)
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Educational Practices, Educational Trends, Elementary Education, Experimental Schools, Newsletters, Nontraditional Education, Open Education, Secondary Education, Social Studies
Social Science Education Consortium, 855 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80302, (Single Copies, Free, Quantity Orders, $.20)
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Social Sciences.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.