ERIC Number: ED210795
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Alternative Education Programs: A Guide for Implementation.
Rubino, Thomas J.; White-Stevens, Lillian
Based on a state board of education program to individualize graduation requirements, called the Program Completion Alternative, this guide discusses how and why New Jersey school districts ought to develop a variety of ways for students to meet state and local requirements; outlines the alternative education programs made possible by the new graduation requirements; and briefly describes 40 current alternative programs in the state. Following a brief introductory chapter, the second chapter makes a case for alternative educational opportunities based on their ability to reduce such problems as delinquency, dropouts, suspensions, expulsions, and truancy. Funding of alternative programs is touched on. The third chapter provides a guide to program planning, an overview of the Program Completion Alternative, and recommended procedures for establishing an alternative school, with an emphasis on parent and student participation. Chapter 4 contains a list of 37 alternative programs, including each school's name and address, name of the coordinator, and a one-paragraph description of the program. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Delinquency Prevention, Dropout Prevention, Financial Support, Graduation Requirements, Guidelines, Individualized Education Programs, Nontraditional Education, Parent Participation, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Secondary Education, State Programs, State Standards, Student Participation
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of School Programs.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey