ERIC Number: EJ1051592
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Republication of "Linking an Apartment School with an Elementary School"
Lovitt, Thomas C.; Perry, Leslie; Hughes, Stanley
Intervention in School and Clinic, v50 n4 p242-250 Mar 2015
Why not set up a school in an apartment complex? After all, that is where children reside before and after they attend an actual school, and that is where they are during the summers when their actual school is closed. It is also where their parents are after work. And why not unite this school at an apartment complex with the school attended by the apartment youngsters? This is exactly what was done in Seattle when educators linked a school at an apartment complex with an elementary school. New schools continue to open in cities and suburbs throughout the nation, often at considerable expense. Although the services they provide are certainly valuable, perhaps there is another way to successfully "market" educational services to students, either exclusively or in association with regular schools. Perhaps many children and youth would be just as well off if schools were set up in apartments, shopping malls, churches, industrial parks, or office buildings. These schools or school affiliates would certainly be more mobile and definitely less expensive to build and operate. Not only would these "convenience schools" greatly serve children and youth, but they would also greatly accommodate their parents and other adults. Why not invest significant amounts in communities throughout the country to test this out? The authors describe what went into setting up the apartment school, the curriclum it including, and accounts of the achievements of the students. The authors believe that this article represents "Intervention in School and Clinic" at its best.
Descriptors: Educational Development, Educational Planning, Community Schools, Neighborhood Schools, Program Descriptions, Participant Satisfaction, Innovation, Elementary Schools, Elementary School Curriculum, Parent Education, Academic Achievement, Educational Practices, Adult Education, Secondary Education, Community Education
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