Alternative American Schools: Ideals in Action
Alternative American Schools: Ideals in Action is a book for parents and teachers, for education professors, researchers, and students-indeed, for everyone who wants to understand the daily practices and philosophies of schools where awakening interests and learning how to learn is more important than content mastery. Drawing upon years of research and personal experiences, Korn clearly discusses fundamental contemporary educational issues through an analysis of seven long-lived, open, alternative schools, preschool through high school, public and private.
This clearly written book explores the cooperative (and sometimes confusing) roles of teachers, students, and parents in these schools of choice; it also discusses their philosophical, financial, and physical survival needs. Once popularly dismissed as failed dreams, today these open learning environments continue to flourish and provide educational options to many enthusiastic learners.
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Explanations and an Introduction
One Teachers Day
A History and Open Education
ChildDirected and CommunityOriented schools
What and Who Curriculum and Staffing
More Common Ground
Fears of Parents Will My Child Learn?
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