ERIC Number: EJ566709
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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Learning from the Margins: The Lessons of Alternative Schools.
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)
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Educational Environment, Educational Innovation, Educational Philosophy, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, Individualized Instruction, Nontraditional Education, Potential Dropouts, School Effectiveness, Small Schools, Teacher Student Relationship
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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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.