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ERIC Number: ED137980
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar-27
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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Alternative Schools: Who Needs Them?
Waldrip, Donald
The admission that no one best method exists for educating all children was the beginning of the alternative school movement. Alternative education, in whatever form it assumes, must allow for real parent/student choice through the creation of a number of educational options. These optional public schools take many forms and may be classified according to their modes of instruction, on the basis of instructional emphasis, on resources that cannot be provided in every school, or on better serving the needs of various clientele. School districts vary by size, economic level, and whether they serve a predominantly liberal or conservative constitutency. Despite these differences, school administrators will improve the quality of education, respond to identifiable interest groups, better serve students of varying needs, and reduce racial isolation by organizing a system of options for students and parents. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National School Boards Association (37th, Houston, Texas, March 26-29, 1977); Not available in hard copy due to light print of original document