ERIC Number: ED099995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
Reference Count: 0
More Options: Alternatives to Conventional School. Curriculum Report, Vol. 2, No. 3.
National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.
This brief overview of the growing alternative school movement emphasizes those features of alternative schools that are of most interest to school administrators. There is some discussion of different forms of alternative schools that have been tried, but attention is mainly focused on the general characteristics common to most alternative schools and on how alternative schools differ from conventional schools. Short sections are devoted to discussions of finance, pupil selection, instructional objectives, curriculum programs, staffing, and pupil evaluation. Administrative needs, school governance patterns, and school facilities appropriate for alternative schools are discussed, and the relationship of alternative schools to nearby conventional schools is considered. Brief descriptions of the alternative school programs underway in six U. S. cities and a bibliography of recent publications dealing with the topic are included. (JG)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Bibliographies, Curriculum Development, Educational Facilities, Educational Finance, Educational Innovation, Educational Objectives, Educational Programs, Experimental Schools, Freedom Schools, Nontraditional Education, School Administration, Secondary Education, Staff Utilization
National Association of Secondary School Principals, Dulles International Airport, P.O. Box 17430, Washington, D.C. 20041 ($0.50; quantity discounts; payment must accompany orders)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.