ERIC Number: ED431832
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Focused Training for Teachers of At-Risk Students in Alternative Education.
Gregory, Terri G.
A proposal is made to meet the requirements of a section of the Master of Science in Education degree plan with a special emphasis on alternative education. The requirements of the section of the degree plan can be met with recommended courses from the catalog of Western Oregon University. The proposed alternative education emphasis focuses on alternative education for secondary students at risk of dropping out or not completing school. A review of the literature explores the purpose and history of alternative education, adolescent development, and at-risk students. Teachers at alternative schools in the Salem (Oregon) area completed questionnaires, and their responses were used in selecting the recommended courses. Descriptions of alternative education programs at a number of Oregon schools provide additional information used for making course recommendations. The five recommended courses focus on juvenile issues, curriculum planning, teaching methods, and encouraging discouraged students. A practicum is included in the plan. Eight appendixes contain supplemental information related to teacher education and the teacher survey. (Contains 41 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: A Master of Education professional project, Western Oregon University.