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An Overview of Alternative Education

There is a great need for a variety of alternative pathways to educational success, ranging from essential early intervention and prevention strategies in the early years, to a multiplicity of high-quality alternative options within mainstream K-12...
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Alternative education center at Manchester's Stark House finds support - The Union Leader

Alternative education center at Manchester's Stark House finds support - The Union Leader | Alternative Education | Scoop.it
Alternative education center at Manchester's Stark House finds support The Union Leader MANCHESTER — A proposed alternative education center had a mostly positive reception at a community meeting Tuesday at the site of the facility on the city's...
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Indiana Alternative Schools

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Indiana Alternative Schools. Successful graduation from high school is an important achievement in the life of a teenager.
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International Center for Home Education Research

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The International Center for Home Education Research (ICHER) provides expert information and analysis regarding homeschooling research and facilitates networking among researchers studying home-based learning.
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The Pros and Cons of Alternative Schools

A discussion about the benefits and challenges of choosing an alternative school for your child in the public system. Why are public school boards increasing...
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A brief history of alternative education | Education Revolution | Alternative Education Resource Organization

A brief history of alternative education | Education Revolution | Alternative Education Resource Organization | Alternative Education | Scoop.it

RON MILLER
http://www.educationrevolution.org/blog/category/contributors/ron-miller/

Why are there “alternative” schools? Our system of public schooling was first organized in the 1830′s to provide a common, culturally unifying educational experience for all children, yet from the very beginning, certain groups of educators, parents, and students themselves have declined to participate in this system.

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The period between 1967 and 1972, especially, was a time of crisis for public education, when student demonstrations, teacher strikes, and a deep questioning of traditional assumptions shook the system to its core. In these few years alone, over 500 “free schools”–nonpublic schools based on countercultural if not revolutionary ideas–were founded. Open classrooms and magnet schools (public schools of choice) were introduced. And the spirit of Rousseau, Pestalozzi and Froebel began to seep into academic and professional circles, leading, by the end of the 1970′s, to approaches that came to be called “humanistic” and “holistic” education.
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Ron Miller is the publisher of Holistic Education Review and Paths of Learning, author of What Are Schools For?, and Free Schools, Free People. He is the former Editor of Education Revolution magazine.

Photo by John Vachon. Rural school children, San Augustine County, Texas. April 1943.

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Photo by John Vachon. Rural school children, San Augustine County, Texas. April 1943. (LOC) 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/2179910066/in/photostream/lightbox/

 

 

 


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Why are there alternative schools?

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The Best Resources For Learning About Formative Assessment | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

The Best Resources For Learning About Formative Assessment | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Alternative Education | Scoop.it

For those who might be new to the term, formative assessments are ongoing practices that help both the teacher and student evaluate and reflect on how they are both doing, and what changes either or both might need to make to become a more effective teacher and learner (I’d love it if someone left a comment with a better definition). I use a lot of these in my classroom, ranging from regular cloze (fill-in-the-blank) and reading fluency assessments, to “show me with thumbs,” to observations. I feel that I use them pretty effectively, but also feel that I could do a better job applying what I learn from them in the classroom.


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Formative Assessments

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The information and links in this edublog could be helpful to teachers as they adopt new ways to conduct formative assessment.

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Education Revolution | Alternative Education Resource Organization

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AERO is the primarty hub for those looking for, starting, and researching educational alternatives around the world.
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Sir Ken Robinson: Alternative Education is Good Education | MindShift

Sir Ken Robinson: Alternative Education is Good Education | MindShift | Alternative Education | Scoop.it

Sir Ken Robinson: Alternative Education is Good Education http://t.co/RsbmgHli #SCUP...

 

Robinson is widely respected internationally as a thinker and speaker about education. His short videos like this one are watched by millions.


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Alternative Education | Alternative Education

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What Michael Gove's new curriculum will do for future generations

What Michael Gove's new curriculum will do for future generations | Alternative Education | Scoop.it
Letters: The prosperity of our children and grandchildren will depend on how self-sufficient the UK has become in energy and food production (From Guardian Education - Letters: What Michael Gove's new curriculum will do for future generations
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Daanish Schools: An Alternative Model to Empower the Poorest of the Poor through Quality Education.

Daanish Schools: An Alternative Model to Empower the Poorest of the Poor through Quality Education. | Alternative Education | Scoop.it
Pakistan is a country of 173.51 million people, urban 63.05m and rural 110.46m (NIPS, 2012). Punjab is the most populous province of Pakistan with 93 million people. It has 36 districts. There are ...
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In Indiana School District, Dropouts Have Tech Alternative to Regular Classroom | PBS NewsHour | April 25, 2012

In Indiana School District, Dropouts Have Tech Alternative to Regular Classroom | PBS NewsHour | April 25, 2012 | Alternative Education | Scoop.it
In Shelbyville, Ind., Melissa Lakes and the Student Achievement Center provide at-risk students with technology-enhanced hands-on learning. But it wasn't always like that.
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Gibault, Inc.

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Gibault is a juvenile residential treatment facility for males and females ages 6-21 with programs for conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, sexual abusers and asperger ;syndrome students; Referrals are made through probation...
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Inside Online School at Iowa Connections Academy

Meet the teachers, parents and students of our online school in Iowa and hear what they have to say about their online learning experience with Iowa Connecti...
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The Truth about School

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Our current education system is not working - we need a revolution in education

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Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley on TED

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them.

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Lorena Saltos Dueñas's comment, May 17, 2013 11:03 AM
That`s really true, his focus makes us to react.
Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, May 17, 2013 10:44 PM

The end of the "talk" is not seen in this video, but Boys, is he good

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Great TED talk regarding education.  Some the key points I liked:

- Teaching is a creative profession.

- Educaitonn is about learning.

- Role of the teacher is to facilitate learning.

- Education is not a mechanized industrial system, but a human system.

- Role of Education Leaders is not command and control, but creating an institutional culture of possibility.

 

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IALA - The International Association for Learning Alternatives

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Are We Missing the Big Picture in Education?

Are We Missing the Big Picture in Education? | Alternative Education | Scoop.it
Four education experts call for an end to infighting. It’s time we embraced “both and” in education and reexamine what school can be.

 

Last week, we brought together some of the best minds in public education and child development for an informal roundtable discussion on the future of education in America and a look at where empathy fits in. Against a snowy DC backdrop, the four panelists shared an alternative to the prevailing education model and shed light on what it’ll take to get there.

 

For the Cliff’s Notes fans among you, a few takeaways:

 


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Sophia Tara's curator insight, January 30, 2013 3:05 AM

"We do a great job in our society...of feeding the wolf of violence and intolerance. Three out of four kids report being bullied, and by the time a kid finishes 6th grade, he or she has seen 100,000 acts of violence on television. Schools can play a critical role correcting that...by focusing on what John Dewey famously referred to as the “invisible curriculum” – the values and rituals embedded in a school’s culture. Teaching kids to be peacemakers is no mystery..."