ERIC Number: ED399099
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
SKOLE: The Journal of Alternative Education, 1995.
Leue, Mary M., Ed.; And Others
SKOLE: The Journal of Alternative Education, v12 n1-4 1995
The four issues of "Skole" published in 1995 include articles examining alternatives to public education and the value of free schools. Free schools offer an unstructured curriculum in which comparisons between students are eliminated and students are empowered to be responsible for their learning. Proponents of this approach to education believe that public schools fail by maintaining the status quo and suppressing student abilities through conformist educational practices. Articles cover the disadvantages and outcomes of compulsory public education; developing a relevant curriculum that encourages critical thinking; home schooling; the political aspects of public education; parent information on child rearing; effective teaching practices; teaching children values; and book and film reviews. Two of the journal issues are devoted to writings and other work by students at the Free School in Albany, New York. These writings represent student learning, creative writing projects, and student educational experiences. (LP)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Childrens Writing, Compulsory Education, Conformity, Educational Experience, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education, Free Schools, Home Schooling, Nontraditional Education, Public Education, Relevance (Education), Small Schools, Teaching Experience
Down-to-Earth Books, 72 Philip St., Albany, NY 12202-1729.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
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