Category mapping

mapping alternative education by questions and organisational types

In the UK, Rix and Twining (2007) have also developed a descriptive typology for alternative education. They suggest that one apparently simple way of categorizing alternative education is around a set of descriptors developed from some Rix and Twiningbasic questions and sub-questions: WHO: At risk/ School refusers/ Low-achievers/ Excluded young parents WHERE In a school/Alternative […]

mapping alternative education by programme or purpose

Here are two more ways to think about alternative education: Thomson and Russell (2007) took a programmatic approach to mapping alternative provision suggesting nine different foci  and approach. This chimes with that taken by OfSTED (2011). Each of these programmes might then be understood by duration, enrolment and location. Nature of programme Type of activity Examples […]

mapping the field of alternative education

The US scholar Aron (2003, 2006; Aron & Zweig, 2003) has argued that developing a typology of alternative education provision  is not reflective of what actually happens. She suggested that in reality the practice in alternative education programmes and schools has always showed blurred and overlapping elements. Together with Zweig (2003) she analysed ways of categorising […]