An alternative for whom? Rethinking alternative education to break the cycle of educational inequality and inequity

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dc.contributor.author Kim, Jeong-Hee
dc.contributor.author Taylor, Kay Ann
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-20T15:43:37Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-20T15:43:37Z
dc.date.issued 2011-05-20
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/9169
dc.description.abstract It seems that the growing number of alternative schools correlates to the growing population of disenfranchised students. The more disenfranchised students there are, the more alternative schools are being built. This correlation may be due to social, economic, and political issues that cause pervasive social injustice, which reinforces the cycle of educational inequality. The purpose of this qualitative study is to examine one alternative high school from a critical perspective to determine whether or not the school is beneficial to the students to the extent that it works to break the cycle of educational inequality. Employing critical theory as a theoretical framework, we find that the school is successful in providing a caring environment for the students and gaining trust from the students. However, the school fails to offer a meaningful and equitable alternative education that benefits the students. This failure leads us to question for whom this school is truly an alternative. en_US
dc.relation.uri http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0022-0671&volume=101&issue=4&spage=207 en_US
dc.rights This is an electronic version of an article published in: Kim, J. H. & Taylor, K. A. (2008). An alternative for whom: Rethinking alternative education to break the cycle of educational inequality. The Journal of Educational Research, 101 (4), 207-219. Journal of Educational Research is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0022-0671&volume=101&issue=4&spage=207 en_US
dc.subject Alternative education en_US
dc.subject Cycle of educational inequality en_US
dc.subject Disenfranchised students en_US
dc.title An alternative for whom? Rethinking alternative education to break the cycle of educational inequality and inequity en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.date.published 2008 en_US
dc.citation.doi DOI: 10.3200/JOER.101.4.207-219 en_US
dc.citation.epage 219 en_US
dc.citation.issue 4 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Journal of Educational Research en_US
dc.citation.spage 207 en_US
dc.citation.volume 101 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jhkim en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid ktaylor en_US

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