The terminology associated with 'alternative education' is very confusing and problematic.
Confusions in communication and terminology are perhaps the most difficult hurdles for discussing educational alternatives. All too frequently, we use the same words to describe different things, or different words to describe the same thing. Martin (2000)
Martin's (2000) paper provides a useful overview of alternative educational approaches.
The National Coalition of Alternative Community Schools (http://www.ncacs.org/)
NCACS aims to represent all those involved in alternative education, including home schoolers, private and public alternative schools, and individual lifelong learners. (Visited 30-May-05)
Alternative Education Resource Organization (http://www.edrev.org/)
AERO is an organization dedicated to the development and improvement of education alternative on an international scale.
Survey and analysis of alternative education programs
Two surveys are presented in this paper, one of teachers and one of administrators, and the resulting analysis provide baseline data and opinions regarding Pennsylvania programmes.