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ERIC Number: EJ566709
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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Learning from the Margins: The Lessons of Alternative Schools.
Boss, Suzie
Northwest Education, v3 n4 p2-11 Sum 1998
Describes the evolution of alternative schools from progressive learner-centered free schools founded in the 1960s to the present emphasis on at-risk students. Outlines three models of alternative schools and discusses successful strategies and essential characteristics of effective schools for at-risk youth. Emphasizes the importance of supportive teachers, student choice, and a sense of community. (SV)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Note: Theme issue: "Alternative Schools: Caring for Kids on the Edge." Volume 3 of Northwest Education is available in its entirety from EDRS; see ED 419 639.