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ERIC Number: ED522132
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Pages: 46
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
Academic Programs in Alternative Education: An Overview
Ruzzi, Betsy Brown; Kraemer, Jacqueline
National Center on Education and the Economy (NJ1)
This paper, second in a series of papers on alternative education, examines the academic programming in alternative education programs by reviewing the literature specifically focused on the academic programs in alternative education and summarizing a survey of fifteen alternative education programs. It suggests options for further research on this topic based on the literature review and reports from the programs surveyed. The programs surveyed for this paper include: (1) The Biotechnology Career Academy in San Jose, California; (2) The California Department of Juvenile Justice's Johanna Boss High School in Stockton, California; (3) Diploma Plus' Champion Charter School in Brockton, Massachusetts; (4) The Fairfax County, Virginia Public Schools GED Program; (5) Fresh Start in Baltimore, Maryland; (6) Portland Community College's Gateway to College in Portland, Oregon; (7) Griggs Academy On-line Diploma Program; (8) The Horizonte Instruction and Training Center ESL Program in Salt Lake City, Utah; (9) Jefferson County High School in Louisville, Kentucky; (10) The Latin American Youth Center's (LAYC) YouthBuild Public Charter School GED Program in Washington, DC; (11) Portland Community College's Multicultural Academic Program (MAP) in Portland, Oregon; (12) Open Meadow High School in Portland, Oregon; (13) Philadelphia's Educational Options Program; (14) SIATech Charter School at Job Corps Centers in several states; and (15) The Tallahassee Community College GED Plus program in Tallahassee, Florida. Appended are: (1) Program Interviews; and (2) References. (Contains 19 charts.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL)
Authoring Institution: National Center on Education and the Economy
IES Cited: ED505663