ERIC Number: ED233489
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Alternative Schools and Programs, Iowa. "Reaching Out to Help People." 1983-84 State Directory.
Morley, Raymond E.; Clay, Helen I.
This directory was developed in response to requests for information on alternative programs for dropouts and potential dropouts. The scope of the dropout problem in Iowa is defined. Presented are definitions of dropout prevention alternative programs as well as a detailed account of useful prevention approaches. The directory includes needs assessment sections--covering (1) demographics, and (2) values and attitudes--for use by school administrators in determining how their individual schools rate in preventing and identifying dropouts. Two articles are included from "Phi Delta Kappan," one showing the superiority of alternative schools, the other covering the concept of alternative schools as a strategy for school reform. A report on the Fall 1981 extensive national survey of public secondary, alternative schools is a major portion of the directory. It outlines sites and structures, growth, organizational types, origins, and sizes of alternative schools; profiles students in the programs surveyed; and delineates the key features and the types of programs available. Finally, the directory lists existing alternative school programs in Iowa, including a description of each program's operational information. (MD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrative Organization, Basic Skills, Dropout Prevention, Dropouts, Elementary Secondary Education, Family School Relationship, Financial Support, Grades (Scholastic), Institutional Characteristics, Low Achievement, Multigraded Classes, Needs Assessment, Nontraditional Education, Potential Dropouts, Program Development, Program Evaluation, School Choice, School Community Relationship, School Surveys, Student Needs, Student Teacher Relationship
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines.