ERIC Number: ED293198
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Alternative Schools for Disruptive Youth. NSSC Resource Paper.
Garrison, Ronald W., Ed.
This paper surveys the demographic, historical, and research issues related to alternative education; describes successful models for disruptive and at-risk youth; and suggests how local areas might achieve safety in their schools. Programs for disruptive youth are forecast to grow through the 1990s; approximately 35 percent of school districts presently have alternative school programs. Alternative placement addresses a variety of needs for many groups, including juvenile offenders and students of diverse ethnic and social backgrounds, who may simply require the individualized attention such schools provide. The report provides a list of alternative school classifications with the following major headings: (1) campus programs; (2) schools within schools; (3) intervention; (4) community programs; (5) correctional schools; and (6) separate facility schools. A resource guide briefly describes 20 successful alternative programs throughout the nation. The report concludes with a series of recommendations emphasizing that school district administrators must be committed to working cooperatively with community agencies and supportive of a comprehensive system of public school options. Appended are names and addresses of 21 organizations that promote alternative education, 5 pages of references, and 6 newspaper articles on alternative programs. (CJH)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Cultural Pluralism, Delinquency Prevention, Dropout Prevention, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Grouping (Instructional Purposes), High Risk Students, Nontraditional Education, Parent School Relationship, Public Schools, School Choice, School Demography, School Safety, Socioeconomic Influences, Youth Problems
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Authoring Institution: Pepperdine Univ., Malibu, CA.; National School Safety Center, Malibu, CA.
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