Alternative schools: a reference handbook

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ABC-CLIO, 2002 - Education - 274 pages
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The reference source on contemporary American education, with jargon-free analysis of controversial topics and on-going debates. The little red schoolhouse is no more. Today, sophisticated educational methods and fractious debate reflect an educational system as big and diverse as America itself. Contemporary Education Issues provides the much-need perspective to make sense of an educational system as big and diverse and dynamic as America itself. Tackling topics from teacher training to special education, the series covers classroom, courthouse, and Congress with balanced perspective and thorough, no-holds-barred analyses that make sense of American education from preschool to college. No other reference set on the subject offers so much, whether for the student looking into a topic for the first time or the seasoned scholar looking for research resources.

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Contents

Chronology
21
Alternative Learning Options
43
Curriculum Methods Innovations
61
References
95
References
114
Organizing and Administering
127
Defining the Challenge
133
Acting on the Plan
141
Evaluating a MissionVision Statement
161
Evaluating Alternative Schools
169
The Future of Public Alternative Education
175
Directory of Organizations Associations
181
Selected Print and Nonprint Resources
229
Glossary
245
Index
257
About the Author
274

Strategic Plan Outline
147
Some Questions You Might Ask
154
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About the author (2002)

Conley is an associate professor and chair of Teacher Education programs in the graduate school at the University of Maryland University College. Dr. Conley earned both a bachelor's and a master's degree at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD. She received her doctorate in education from The George Washington University in Washington, DC.

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