ERIC Number: ED073567
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Alternative Schools in Action. Fastback Series, No. 11.
Riordan, Robert C.
This report discusses the problems of alternative schools in general and describes the experiences of two public alternative high schools -- the Cambridge Pilot School (a "school-within-a-school" in Cambridge, Massachusetts), and Metro High School (a "school without walls" in Chicago). The report (1) describes what goes on inside these two schools; (2) indicates some of the successes, problems, and patterns of development that recur in many alternative schools; and (3) suggests some of the tasks that must be accomplished if alternative schools are to remain true to their initial calling and have a deeper and more lasting impact than previous educational fads. The report devotes more of its discussion to issues of process -- who makes decisions, how people relate to each other, and how the school defines itself relative to the system -- than to program content. (Author/JF)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Innovation, Experimental Schools, Freedom Schools, Nontraditional Education, Pilot Projects, Public Schools, School Community Relationship, Secondary Schools, Student Teacher Relationship
Phi Delta Kappa, 8th & Union, Box 789, Bloomington, Indiana 47401. (Individual fastback, $.50, prepaid. Set of six, $2.00, Quantity and Membership Discounts)
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Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.