ERIC Number: ED367053
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
An Alternative School Model. First Draft.
This outline describes the initial direction of a collaborative project involving several educators with training and experience in alternative/progressive education. Goals include: exploring and developing one or more new models for high school education, submitting articles concerning this work to appropriate publications, and implementing the model(s) in the creation of at least one school/program. This outline describes initial assumptions concerning schooling and briefly indicates one example of a set of components of a school consistent with those assumptions. The first part outlines 10 assumptions of the school role, which are based on the premise that the school is responsible for ensuring that students acquire basic living skills. In the second part, the five components of an alternative-high-school model are presented: student projects; curriculum/activities that meet students' affective needs; projects based on students' interests; trips that offer exposure to diversity; and individual guidance. The five components are not mutually exclusive. The recommended size of such a school or program is 30 to 50 students. (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Community College General Education Association (11th, Hauppauge, NY, June 3-5, 1992).