ERIC Number: ED117282
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Mini-School Experiment. Restructuring Your School: A Handbook.
Morisseau, James J.
This book documents the Haaren Project, believed to be the only one involving the conversion of an entire existing high school to a mini-school format. It outlines the shortcomings of the existing system that gave rise to the alternative-school movement, traces the history of the early alternative schools citing their successes, shortcomings and failures, and discusses the reasoning behind the project. The future of this mini-school project, along with the future of alternative education and school renewal in general and the potential impact of the alternative-school movement on established school systems particularly in the inner city is addressed last. The concluding chapter is presented as a guide for educators and community groups interested in launching their own alternative-school programs based on the mini-school approach and the processes involved. It offers a step-by-step "road map" covering such areas as planning organization, management, financing, administration, staffing, day-to-day operation, involvement of the business community, and facilities planning and acquisition. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Change, Educational Experiments, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Innovation, Educational Methods, Experimental Schools, Guidelines, Guides, High School Students, High Schools, Nontraditional Education, Public Schools, Resource Materials, School Organization, Secondary Education, Urban Schools
New York Urban Coalition, 55 Fifth Avenue, New York 10014 ($3.95)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York Urban Coalition, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)