ERIC Number: ED431042
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Sep
Alternative Schools: Approaches for Students at Risk. By Request Series.
Paglin, Catherine; Fager, Jennifer
Alternative schools are defined in this report as schools or programs targeting students who are unsuccessful in the traditional school environment. These schools often see their mission as one of dropout prevention. Certain features are usually associated with alternative schools, including a clear mission, a small enrollment, a more personal relationship between students and teachers, clear rules, high standards, and a flexible schedule. A number of challenges to alternative schools is explored, and some specific practical recommendations are offered for implementing an alternative school program. A "sampler" provides profiles of nine alternative schools in the Northwest region, some urban and some rural. (SLD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.