ERIC Number: ED071384
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Publication Date: 1972
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Opening the Schools; Alternative Ways of Learning.
Saxe, Richard W., Ed.
The articles in this collection assume that some learning is done better in places other than the classroom. Many selections justify philosophically and psychologically the formation of alternatives. Others present case histories of ongoing experimentation with alternatives at all levels of education. No particular models are advocated. The need for alternatives comes about as students are expressing their dissatisfaction with traditional courses and asking for topics that concentrate on present issues involving politics, religion, and social conditions and values. They are requesting credit for their participation in services, activities, and experiences that occur outside the classroom. In response to these student demands for change, many schools are initiating innovations in curricula and the learning process. Philadelphia's Parkway Program, Chicago's Metro High School, and the Outward Bound Program are some responses to this situation discussed in this anthology. The book has three sections: the need for alternatives, alternatives in higher education, and public school alternatives. (JK)
Descriptors: College Credits, Experimental Schools, Higher Education, Nontraditional Education, Open Education, Progressive Education, Urban Schools
McCutchan Publishing Corporation, 2526 Grove Street, Berkeley, California 94704 ($5.75)
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