ERIC Number: ED199882
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Alternative Schools and Programs: Five Descriptions. Technical Assistance Bulletin 37.
National School Resource Network, Washington, DC.
During the past ten years, many school districts have established alternative schools or programs for students who are seriously disruptive and academically unsuccessful. This bulletin describes five different types of alternative programs that have been effective in dealing with disruptive youth. They include the Tri-C Community Centered Classroom Program in Los Angeles (California); Project Advocate in Geneva (Illinois); Positive Alternatives To Student Suspension (PASS) in Pinellas County (Florida); For Love of Children in Harpers Ferry (West Virginia); and the Westside Alternative School in Omaha (Nebraska). These programs are currently in operation and represent a range of strategies. For example, Tri-C uses a family-type setting, intensive counseling, and community resources. Project Advocate operates a behavior disorder component. PASS includes eight programs for school staff and students. For Love of Children is an outdoor living and education experience, and the Westside Alternative School focuses on academics, parental involvement, and vocational training. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Discipline Problems, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Nontraditional Education, Program Descriptions, Student Behavior, Technical Assistance
National School Resource Network, 5530 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20015 (free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Authoring Institution: National School Resource Network, Washington, DC.