ERIC Number: ED102255
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May-21
Reference Count: N/A
Alternatives in Public Education: A Summary.
Clarke, Stephen J.
The conference program included four alternative schools which are really unique in that each of the four schools operates with the expressed approval of the board of education or school committee in its particular community and each receives some portion of its support, both financial and moral, from the same board of education or school committee. These are not rejections of the system, they are expressions of the willingness of the system to offer alternatives to itself. The South Arsenal Neighborhood Development Corporation Everywhere school is but one of the products of concentrated neighborhood efforts, over the past 10 years, to improve living conditions in Hartford, Connecticut. The community of Arlington, Massachusetts, has two satellite junior high school programs operating in two separate locations. Each accommodates 100 youngsters in grades 7 and 8. Worcester, Massachusetts has so many alternative school programs that they have been combined under one administrative office. Basically, these alternative programs break down into two categories--General Alternative Programs and Specialized Alternative Programs which are designed for "school phobics," truants and recalcitrant students. A model for many local alternative high schools is The Home Base School in Watertown, Massachusetts. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Elementary Schools, High Schools, Individualized Instruction, Junior High Schools, Nontraditional Education, Public Education, School Community Relationship, School Organization, Suburban Schools, Urban Schools
New England School Development Council, 55 Chapel Street, Newton, Massachusetts 02160 ($1.00, prepaid)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New England School Development Council, Newton, MA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut; Massachusetts