ERIC Number: ED288931
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Feb-22
The CLEAR Alternative: Possibilities for a NABSE Demonstration School Project.
Ackerman, Patricia A.
The Creative Learning Environment for Academic Redirection (CLEAR) Alternative program attempts to educate adolescents who have the ability to learn but are dysfunctional in school. The program serves students in grades 9-12 whose behaviors conform to the profile of students most likely to drop out of school. Most of the students who have participated in this "school-within-a-school" program are black. They have shown improvements in attendance, attitudes, and achievement. Other program goals could be accomplished if the program enters into a partnership with the Demonstration School Project (DSP) of the National Association of Black School Educators (NABSE). Elements of the DSP which can be of benefit to the CLEAR Alternative program are the following: (1) building school leadership; (2) developing a sense of mission; (3) establishing maximum expectations for students and staff; (4) developing academic and cultural excellence; (5) defining clear and specific curricula; (6) frequently monitoring student progress; (7) building a positive school climate; (8) involving parents and the community; and (9) promoting civic responsibility and participation by students and all school personnel. (VM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Association of School Administrators (89th, New Orleans, LA, February 22, 1987).