ERIC Number: ED459975
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Setting Up a Small School: Information Pack.
A growing number of families are looking for alternative ways to educate their children, as discontent with mainstream schooling rises. Human Scale Education sees the problem with the education system in the United Kingdom as one of size and believes that most schools and classes are too large for children to be known individually by their teachers. This information pack has been written to support those interested in setting up their own educational project. Chapters cover getting started, finding a building, setting up a charity, setting up a company, setting up a cooperative, registering with the Department for Education and Employment (DfEE), employing staff, funding and fundraising, public relations, management structures and decision making, working with parents, working with the local community, curriculum and examinations, and equipment. Relevant references, contact information, and useful organizations are given in each chapter. Much of the information is specific to the United Kingdom, but readers from other countries will find that it can be applied to other situations. A chapter on relevant research summarizes findings on the effectiveness of smaller educational structures, which can be used in making one's case to funders, the media, and parents. For each piece of research, contact information is given for further details. A final chapter describes how Human Scale Education can help. Appendices present a sample contract, two case studies, and information about Human Scale Education. A list of 22 publications for further reading and 11 useful contacts is included. (TD)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Educational Environment, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Governance, Nontraditional Education, Parent School Relationship, Private Schools, Resource Materials, School Administration, School Community Relationship, Small Schools, Teacher Selection
Human Scale Education, 96 Carlingcott, Nr Bath, BA2 8AW, UK (7.50 British pounds plus 3 pounds postage). E-mail: email@example.com.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Human Scale Education, Bath (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom