Alternative Schooling and Student Engagement

Canadian Stories of Democracy within Bureaucracy

Editors: Bascia, Nina, Fine, Esther Sokolov, Levin, Malcolm (Eds.)

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  • Addresses concerns raised over ‘traditional schooling’ ex. Common Core in the US
  • Presents a comprehensive study of race and other factors that influence students who do not thrive in traditional settings
  • Provides a history of alternative schooling in Canada
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About this book

This book explores the unique phenomenon of public alternative schools in Toronto, Canada and other large urban areas.  Although schools of this kind have existed for more than a century, very little has been written about the alternative school movement. These alternatives focus more on child-centered instruction, give many students (and teachers) opportunities to organize the school differently, provide a greater voice for teachers, students, and parents, and engage students far more with experiential learning. When traditional school structures are failing to meet the needs of many children and youth, there is a rapidly growing need for information and discussion about alternatives that will encourage their talents and serve their needs. This book draws attention to the issue of alternative schooling to help make it more accessible to a wider audience.

About the authors

Nina Bascia is Professor and Chair of the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education at OISE, University of Toronto, Canada.
Esther Fine is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at York University, in Toronto, Canada.
Malcolm Levin is a retired professor of education and university administrator.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • Curriculum Development in Alternative Schools: What Goes on in Alternative Schools Stays in Alternative Schools

    Pages 3-10

    Bascia, Nina (et al.)

  • Alpha Alternative School: Making a Free School Work, in a Public System

    Pages 11-24

    O’Rourke, Deb

  • Tracing Tensions in Humanization and Market-Based Ideals: Philadelphia Alternative Education in the Past and Present

    Pages 25-37

    Maton, Rhiannon M. (et al.)

  • Alternative Schooling and Black Students: Opportunities, Challenges, and Limitations

    Pages 39-54

    James, Carl E. (et al.)

  • Reverberations of Neo-Liberal Policies: The Slow Dilution of Secondary Alternative Schooling in the Toronto District School Board

    Pages 55-68

    Azzarello, Louise

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eBook 21,39 €
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Softcover 26,74 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-85354-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Alternative Schooling and Student Engagement
Book Subtitle
Canadian Stories of Democracy within Bureaucracy
Editors
  • Nina Bascia
  • Esther Sokolov Fine
  • Malcolm Levin
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-54259-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-54259-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85354-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 281
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