ERIC Number: ED098666
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Alternative Education. Optional Learning Environments. A Catalog of Schools and Programs.
Harch, James; And Others
This directory was compiled from the returns of a mail survey conducted in the fall of 1973. By the nature of the survey, the listings in this report are incomplete. But what emerges from the information is clear: there are many different kinds of alternatives. In providing a brief description of each school or program, the editors have attempted to use the words of the educators in the school. The schools and programs themselves break down into certain clear categories. There are the small independent "family" schools such as Albany, New York's The Free School, and there are the schools-within-a-public-school such as Princeton, New Jersey's Learning Community. There are programs within schools, public and private, that are an option for a particular grade or age level; while guidance or career-oriented options like Horsham, Pennsylvania's are also frequent. Then, too, there are the experimental elementary schools--large ones like Philadelphia's Pennsylvania Advancement School and small ones like the Bucks County Montessori Association's Children's Academy in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. These elementary schools seem to be dedicated to early childhood education as it has been developed by continental educators or, more recently, as it has been demonstrated by the "open plan" schools in Leicestershire, England. (Editors/JF)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Experimental Schools, Handicapped Children, Independent Study, Individualized Programs, Nontraditional Education, Open Education, Program Descriptions, School Community Relationship, Student School Relationship, Surveys, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Upper Atlantic Regional Interstate Project, Trenton, NJ.; Bureau of School Systems (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of State Assistance.
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Research, Planning, and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title V