ERIC Number: ED088896
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Feb
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An Overview of Alternative Education: Implications for a Teacher Center Model.
Minneapolis Public Schools, Minn.; Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis.
The Minneapolis Public Schools' Experimental School Project, Southeast Alternatives (SEA), consists of four alternative elementary programs and two secondary level programs. The elementary level programs are a) the Contemporary School which incorporates promising practices into an essentially teacher-directed structure; b) the Continuous Progress Primary which allows each child to progress at his own pace; c) the Open School which offers flexible curriculum, scheduling, and age grouping, with emphasis on helping children learn to think and make independent judgments; and d) the Free School which places emphasis on making the curriculum relevant to present-day issues. At the secondary level the two alternatives are a) the Free School program described above and b) the Marshall University High School where a student designs his own educational program with the consent of his parents. A teacher center has been established cooperatively by Minneapolis Public Schools and the University of Minnesota to provide in-service and preservice training to teachers which is relevant to the Experimental Schools Project and the rest of the Minneapolis School System. The Teacher Center has three governing bodies: the Administrative Committee which advises the director and the board; the Teacher Center Board which has broad program and policy responsibility; and the Inservice Committee which aids in the identification of teacher training needs, both pre- and in-service. (HMD)
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Authoring Institution: Minneapolis Public Schools, Minn.; Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis.