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    • Democratic education

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    • Dissenting academies

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    • Distance education

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    • Humane education

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    • Outdoor education

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    • Popular education

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    • Alternative education

    • Alternative education is a blanket term encompassing many different pedagogical approaches differing from that of the mainstream pedagogy employed in a culture. Such alternative learning environments may be found within state, charter, and independent schools as well as home-based learning environments. Many, but not a ... Read »


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    • Adventure Links

    • Adventure Links (AL) is an ACA-Accredited experiential education organization located in the Hemlock Overlook Regional Park of Clifton, VA near Washington, DC. With an emphasis on youth development, Adventure Links facilitates summer camps, high adventure outings and team building programs to schools, youth organizatio ... Read »


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    • Adventure park

    • An adventure park is a place which can contain a wide variety of elements, such as rope climbing exercises, obstacle courses and zip-lines. They are usually intended for recreation. "Recreational-oriented" adventure parks are usually designed for a larger volume of visitors. They do not follow a specific educational c ... Read »


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    • Alternative school

    • An alternative school is an educational establishment with a curriculum and methods that are nontraditional. Such schools offer a wide range of philosophies and teaching methods; some have strong political, scholarly, or philosophical orientations, while others are more ad hoc assemblies of teachers and students dissat ... Read »


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    • List of alternative universities

    • Alternative universities or colleges in the United States offer an education, and in some cases a lifestyle, that is intentionally not mainstream compared to other institutions. Through the use of experimental and unconventional curricula and offering choice to students as to what and how they will study, such institut ... Read »


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    • Anarchism and education

    • Anarchism has had a special interest on the issue of education from the works of William Godwin and Max Stirner onwards. A wide diversity of issues related to education have gained the attention of anarchist theorists and activists. They have included the role of education in social control and socialization, the righ ... Read »


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    • Artful Learning

    • Artful Learning

      Artful Learning is an educational philosophy model that is concept-based and interdisciplinary. Artful Learning was initiated by Leonard Bernstein and is rooted in using the arts to enhance all areas of education. In 1990, Leonard Bernstein received the Praemium Imperiale, an international prize awarded by the Jap ... Read »


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    • Authentic learning

    • In education, authentic learning is an instructional approach that allows students to explore, discuss, and meaningfully construct concepts and relationships in contexts that involve real-world problems and projects that are relevant to the learner. It refers to a "wide variety of educational and instructional techniqu ... Read »


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    • Autodidacticism

    • Autodidacticism (also autodidactism) or self-education (also self-learning and self-teaching) is the education without the guidance of masters (such as teachers and professors) or institutions. Generally, an autodidact is an individual who chooses the subject they will study, their studying material and the studying rh ... Read »


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    • Bachelor's Degree Examination for Self-Education


    • Bangladesh-Korea Technical Training Centre

    • Bangladesh-Korea Technical Training Centre is a technical training centre in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This institution is located in Mirpur, Dhaka. It was founded in 1942 as a training centre for veterans of World War II. It runs under BMET. This government organization provides various courses to make people more skilful fo ... Read »


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    • Bard High School Early College

    • Bard High School Early College

      Coordinates: 40°43′10″N 73°56′55″W / 40.7195°N 73.9485°W / 40.7195; -73.9485 Leon Botstein Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) is an alternative public secondary school in New York City, United States, that allows highly motivated and scholastically strong students ... Read »


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    • Blueprint Education

    • Blueprint Education is a non-profit organization located in Glendale, Arizona providing distance learning, curriculum design, and alternative education to students and schools in all 50 states and 20 countries around the world. Founded in 1969, Blueprint Education first offered correspondence learning to migrant worker ... Read »


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    • Brecht Forum

    • The Brecht Forum is an independent Marxist educational and cultural center in Brooklyn, New York, named after German writer Bertolt Brecht. Throughout the years, the Forum has offered a wide-ranging program of classes, public lectures and seminars, art exhibitions, performances, popular education workshops, and languag ... Read »


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    • Burnhamthorpe Collegiate Institute

    • Burnhamthorpe Collegiate Institute

      Burnhamthorpe Collegiate Institute and Adult Learning Centre (Burnhamthorpe CI, BCI, Burnhamthorpe ALC, BCALC, or Burnhamthorpe) is an adult and alternative high school that is part of the Toronto District School Board in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada, originally part of the Etobicoke Board of Education since 1956. The mo ... Read »


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    • CAM Academy

    • CAM Academy is an alternative school in the Battle Ground School District. The school offers education to students from grades 3-12. ... Read »


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    • Center for Appropriate Transport

    • The Center for Appropriate Transport (CAT) is a non-profit community center dedicated to bicycles and alternative transport located in Eugene, Oregon, United States. CAT holds publicly funded educational workshops for teaching youth from ages 12 to 21. Within the 8,000-square-foot (740 m2) facility there is a publi ... Read »


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    • Charter school

    • A charter school is a term for a school that receives government funding but operates independently of the established public school system in which it is located, and in some cases are privately owned. Charter schools are an example of alternative education and public asset privatization. All Australian private schoo ... Read »


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    • Phoebe Child

    • Phoebe Child (1910–1990) was one of the pioneers of the Montessori Method of children's education and a co-founder of the Montessori World Educational Institute. Born in England, she first studied the Montessori approach with Dr. Maria Montessori in London in 1929. She then joined fellow students, Margaret Homfra ... Read »


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    • Coalition of Essential Schools

    • The Coalition of Essential Schools is a US organization created to further a type of whole-school reform originally envisioned by founder Ted Sizer in his book, Horace's Compromise. The group began in 1984 with twelve schools; it currently has 600 formal members. As of 2014 it operates from headquarters in Portland, Ma ... Read »


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    • Cobb Virtual Academy

    • Cobb Virtual Academy is an online education program created and provided by the Cobb County School District in Georgia. It is a separate entity from the Georgia Virtual School, an initiative by the Georgia Department of Education to provide online learning to students in public and private schools. Many students choose ... Read »


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    • Colegio Cesar Chavez

    • Colegio Cesar Chavez

      Colegio Cesar Chavez (Spanish for "Cesar Chavez College") was an American college-without-walls in Mount Angel, Oregon. The college was named after Mexican American civil rights activist César Chávez. Colegio was established in 1973 and closed its doors in 1983. Colegio was the first accredited, independent four ... Read »


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    • Collège international de philosophie


    • College of Creative Studies

    • The College of Creative Studies is the smallest of the three undergraduate colleges at the University of California, Santa Barbara, unique within the University of California system in terms of structure and philosophy. Its small size, student privileges, and grading system are designed to encourage self-motivated stud ... Read »


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    • Connected learning

    • Connected learning is a type of learning that integrates personal interest, peer relationships, and achievement in academic, civic, or career-relevant areas. In addition, connected learning is an approach to educational reform keyed to the abundance of information and social connection brought about by networked and di ... Read »


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    • Constructivism (philosophy of education)

    • Constructivism is a philosophical viewpoint about the nature of knowledge. Specifically, it represents an epistemological stance. There are many "flavors" of constructivism, but one prominent theorist known for his constructivist views is Jean Piaget, who focused on how humans make meaning in relation to the interactio ... Read »


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    • Contextual learning

    • Contextual learning is based on a constructivist theory of teaching and learning. Learning takes place when teachers are able to present information in a way that students are able to construct meaning based on their own experiences. Contextual learning experiences include internships, service learning, and study abroa ... Read »


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    • Corporate university

    • A corporate university is any educational entity that is a strategic tool designed to assist its parent organization in achieving its goals by conducting activities that foster individual and organizational learning and knowledge. Corporate universities (CU) are a growing trend in corporations. In 1993, corporate unive ... Read »


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    • Country Day School movement

    • The Country Day School movement is a movement in progressive education that originated in the United States in the late 19th century. Country Day schools seek to recreate the educational rigor, atmosphere, camaraderie and character-building aspects of the best college prep boarding schools while allowing students to r ... Read »


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    • Curriculum of the Waldorf schools

    • In the curriculum of the Waldorf schools, much of the education in academic subjects takes place in blocks, generally of 3–5 weeks duration. Each pupil generally writes and illustrates a self-created textbook representing the material learned in the block. These blocks are supported by on-going classes in subjects ... Read »


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    • Dalton International

    • Dalton International is a worldwide network of Dalton Plan schools and Dalton specialists. The alumni of Dalton school are called Daltonians. The Daltonian is also the official newspaper name of Dalton International. ... Read »


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    • Dalton Plan

    • The Dalton Plan is an educational concept created by Helen Parkhurst. It is inspired by the intellectual ferment at the turn of the 20th century. Educational thinkers such as Maria Montessori and John Dewey influenced Parkhurst while she created the Dalton Plan. Their aim was to achieve a balance between a child's tale ... Read »


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    • Degree completion program

    • A degree completion program is an undergraduate academic program, most frequently found in the United States and Canada, that is offered within an established university but designed for non-traditional students. Degree completion programs are typically structured to allow persons who previously completed a substantial ... Read »


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    • Democratic education

    • Democratic education is an educational ideal in which democracy is both a goal and a method of instruction. It brings democratic values to education and can include self-determination within a community of equals, as well as such values as justice, respect and trust. Democratic education is often specifically emancipat ... Read »


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    • Deschooling

    • Deschooling is a term used by both education philosophers and proponents of alternative education and/or homeschooling, though it refers to different things in each context. It was popularized by Ivan Illich in his 1971 book Deschooling Society. Philosophically, it refers to the belief that schools and other learn ... Read »


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    • Deschooling Society

    • Deschooling Society (1971) is a critical discourse on education as practised in modern economies. It is a book that brought Ivan Illich to public attention. Full of detail on programs and concerns, the book gives examples of the ineffectual nature of institutionalized education. Illich posited self-directed education, ... Read »


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    • Dissenting academies

    • The dissenting academies were schools, colleges and seminaries (often institutions with aspects of all three) run by Dissenters, that is, those who did not conform to the Church of England. They formed a significant part of England’s educational systems from the mid-seventeenth to nineteenth centuries. After ... Read »


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    • The DO School


    • Early entrance to college

    • Early entrance to college, sometimes called early admission or early enrollment, is the practice of allowing high school students to be accelerated into college, one or more years before the traditional age of college entrance, and without obtaining a high school diploma. In some cases this is done individually. Often, ... Read »


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    • EcoCAR

    • EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge is a three-year competition that builds on the 19-year history of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) advanced vehicle technology competitions by giving engineering students the chance to design and build advanced vehicles that demonstrate leading-edge automotive technologies, with the goal of mi ... Read »


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    • Education Otherwise

    • Education Otherwise

      Education Otherwise (EO) is a registered charity based in England for families whose children are being educated otherwise than at school, and for those who wish to uphold the freedom of families to take responsibility for the education of their children. It provides support and information online, by telephone and thr ... Read »


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    • Edupunk

    • Edupunk is a do it yourself (DIY) attitude to teaching and learning practices. Tom Kuntz described edupunk as "an approach to teaching that avoids mainstream tools like PowerPoint and Blackboard, and instead aims to bring the rebellious attitude and DIY ethos of ’70s bands like The Clash to the classroom." Many in ... Read »


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    • Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow

    • The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT) is a community/charter school based in Columbus, Ohio, United States. It is sponsored by the Lucas County Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West (ESCLEW) in Toledo, in accordance with chapter 3314 of the Ohio Revised Code. Students perform their work either via compute ... Read »


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    • Environmental adult education

    • Environmental adult education is recognized as a “hybrid outgrowth of the environmental movement and adult education, combining an ecological orientation with a learning paradigm to provide a vigorous educational approach to environmental concerns” (Sumner, 2003). In laymen’s terms, environmental adult ... Read »


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    • Environmental education

    • Environmental education (EE) refers to organized efforts to teach how natural environments function, and particularly, how human beings can manage behavior and ecosystems to live sustainably. It is a multi-disciplinary field integrating disciplines such as biology, chemistry, physics, ecology, earth science, atmospheri ... Read »


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    • Evalyn Bates

    • Evalyn Cora Bates (1907–2010): Born in Williamstown, Vermont, in 1916 to a Vermont subsistence farmer and his Vermont-born wife, Evalyn Cora Bates was the middle-born of five children. Her parents valued education and encouraged their children to express their views on politics, current affairs and other matters i ... Read »


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    • Experiential business learning

    • Experiential business learning is the process of learning and developing business skills through the medium of shared experience. The main point of difference between this and academic learning is that this experience tends to be more “real-life” and valuable to the recipient. This may include for example, l ... Read »


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    • Experiential education

    • Experiential education is a philosophy of education that describes the process that occurs between a teacher and student that infuses direct experience with the learning environment and content. The term is not interchangeable with experiential learning; however experiential learning is a sub-field and operates under t ... Read »


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    • Experiential learning

    • Experiential learning is the process of learning through experience, and is more specifically defined as "learning through reflection on doing".Hands-on learning is a form of experiential learning but does not necessarily involve students reflecting on their product. Experiential learning is distinct from rote or didac ... Read »


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    • Female mentorship

    • Female mentorship is the mentoring of women by women to further their career and development prospects. A female mentor is sometimes called a femtor. The Rhodes Project, which examines the experience of female Rhodes Scholars, was created in 2004 by Ann Olivarius. Rhodes Scholars are chosen from around the world f ... Read »


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    • The Forbidden Education

    • The Forbidden Education

      The Forbidden Education (Spanish: La Educación Prohibida) is an independent documentary released in 2012. The film documents diverse alternative education practices and unconventional schools in Latin America and Spain and includes educational approaches such as popular education, Montessori, progressive education, ... Read »


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    • Forest kindergarten

    • A forest kindergarten is a type of preschool education for children between the ages of three and six that is held almost exclusively outdoors. Whatever the weather, children are encouraged to play, explore and learn in a forest or natural environment. The adult supervision is meant to assist rather than lead. It is al ... Read »


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    • Forest school (learning style)

    • Forest school is a type of outdoor education in which children (or adults) visit forests/woodlands, learning personal, social and technical skills. It has been defined as "an inspirational process that offers children, young people and adults regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence through hands-on lear ... Read »


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    • Free school movement

    • The free school movement, also known as the new schools or alternative schools movement, was an American education reform movement during the 1960s and early 1970s that sought to change the aims of formal schooling through alternative, independent community schools. As disenchantment with social institutions sprea ... Read »


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    • Gifted education


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    • Giulia Civita Franceschi

    • Giulia Civita Franceschi (Naples, 1870 – 27 October 1957) was an Italian educator. She directed from 1913 to 1923 kindergarten ship Caracciolo where 750 scugnizzi (underclass Neapolitan street children) were rescued and educated with her own method, becoming "citizens". Her experience, before being shut down by f ... Read »


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    • Goddard College

    • Goddard College

      Goddard College is an accredited private liberal arts college located in Plainfield, Vermont, Port Townsend, Washington, and Seattle, Washington, offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs. With predecessor institutions dating to 1863, Goddard College was founded in 1938 as an experimental and non-traditional ... Read »


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    • The Great Courses

    • The Great Courses (TGC) is a series of college-level audio and video courses produced and distributed by The Teaching Company (TTC), an American company based in Chantilly, Virginia. The courses are available in audio and video form in various formats and on mobile devices. The courses differ from most online learning ... Read »


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    • Hands On Learning Australia

    • Hands On Learning Australia is a not-for-profit organisation listed as a Harm Prevention Charity by the Australian Government. The charity was assisted to come into being by Social Ventures Australia and became an Australian company in 2008 with a board of directors providing governance and oversight. The charity was f ... Read »


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    • HEVT

    • The Hybrid Electric Vehicle Team of Virginia Tech, better known as HEVT, is a nationally recognized undergraduate student design team in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech. HEVT was formed in 1994 to compete in the 1995 Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Challenge, one of the many competitions organiz ... Read »


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    • History of virtual learning environments

    • A virtual learning environment (VLE) is a system that creates an environment designed to facilitate teachers' management of educational courses for their students, especially a system using computer hardware and software, which involves distance learning. In North America, a virtual learning environment is often referr ... Read »


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    • Holistic education

    • Holistic education is a philosophy of education based on the premise that each person finds identity, meaning, and purpose in life through connections to the community, to the natural world, and to humanitarian values such as compassion and peace. Holistic education aims to call forth from people an intrinsic reverence ... Read »


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    • How to Read a Book

    • How to Read a Book is a 1940 book by Mortimer Adler. He co-authored a heavily revised edition in 1972 with Charles Van Doren, which gives guidelines for critically reading good and great books of any tradition. The 1972 revision, in addition to the first edition, treats genres (poetry, history, science, fiction, et cet ... Read »


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    • Humane education

    • Humane education is usually defined as the use of education to nurture compassion and respect for living things. In addition to a traditional focus on the treatment of non-human animals, humane education also increasingly contains content related to the environment, the compassionate treatment of other people, and the ... Read »


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    • Humanistic education

    • Humanistic education (also called person-centered education) is an approach to education based on the work of humanistic psychologists, most notably Abraham Maslow and Carl Rogers. Carl Rogers has been called the "Father of Humanistic Psychology" and devoted much of his efforts toward applying the results of his psycho ... Read »


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    • In Schools We Trust

    • In Schools We Trust

      In Schools We Trust is a book written by Deborah Meier and published on August 1, 2002. Meier uses her experiences as the founding principal of the Mission Hill School in Boston, and previous experiences leading the Central Park East schools in New York, to illustrate her vision for school reform in America. The book i ... Read »


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    • Independent Learning Centre

    • The Independent Learning Centre (ILC) is the Canadian province of Ontario's designated provider of distance education and the exclusive provider of General Educational Development (GED) Testing in Ontario. The ILC has a mandate from the Ontario Ministry of Education to provide: an alternative source of public educatio ... Read »


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    • Industry-oriented education

    • Industry Oriented Education has been applied to vocational education. It was only offered to sub-degree education and industry training until 2004. Since 2004 Industry Oriented Education has been introduced to undergraduate degree and Master's degree. Industry oriented education is an approach to learning from an ... Read »


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    • Informal education

    • Informal Education is a general term for education outside of a standard school setting. Informal Education is the wise, respectful and spontaneous process of cultivating learning. It works through conversation, and the exploration and enlargement of experience. For Example, Informal education has activities with child ... Read »


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    • Inquiry education

    • Inquiry education (sometimes known as the inquiry method) is a student-centered method of education focused on asking questions. Students are encouraged to ask questions which are meaningful to them, and which do not necessarily have easy answers; teachers are encouraged to avoid giving answers when this is possible, a ... Read »


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    • Institución Libre de Enseñanza


    • Institute of Entrepreneurship Development

    • Institute of Entrepreneurship Development

      The Institute of Entrepreneurship Development (iED) is a Greek Non-governmental organization formed for the promotion of innovation and for enhancing the spirit of entrepreneurship. Their activities are based on the premise that enterprises and particularly constitute traditionally the backbone of European economies an ... Read »


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    • Institutional pedagogy

    • Institutional pedagogy is a practice of education that is centered on two factors: 1. the complexity of the learner, and the "unconscious" that he or she brings to the classroom. This unconscious is another name for the diversity of social, economic, cultural and other unspoken elements that an educator interacts with ... Read »


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    • Inter-A

    • Inter-A is one of the many options available to high school students in British Columbia, Canada. The program is based on leadership and is available to students in grades 7-12. Inter-A is situated within Kwantlen Park Secondary School which is part of School District 36 Surrey. The Inter-A program was devised by ... Read »


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    • Intercultural Open University Foundation

    • Intercultural Open University Foundation

      The Intercultural Open University Foundation (IOUF) is an international non-profit charitable organization that provides distance learning courses to master's and PhD students. IOUF offers dual degree programs in association with Universidad Azteca and its partner the Universidad Central de Nicaragua (UCN). Upon succes ... Read »


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    • Irvington Community School

    • Irvington Community School

      Irvington Community Schools is a K-12 charter school corporation located in the Irvington Historic District of Indianapolis, Indiana. Originally Chartered by Ball State University, ICS, Inc is currently chartered by the Indianapolis Mayor’s Office of Education Innovation. ICS, Inc. provides a liberal arts focus: ... Read »


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    • Jenaplan schools

    • Jenaplan (or Jena Plan) schools are based on a teaching concept conceived and founded by the German pedagogue Peter Petersen from 1923-1927. The term Jenaplan was coined by the London committee for preparing the 4th meeting of the ‘’New Education Fellowship’’ in Locarno in 1927. Petersen developed h ... Read »


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    • Job Corps

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      Job Corps is a program administered by the United States Department of Labor that offers free-of-charge education and vocational training to young men and women ages 16 to 24. Job Corps' mission is to help young people ages 16 through 24 (soon to be 28) improve the quality and satisfaction of their lives through ... Read »


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    • Kibbutz communal child rearing and collective education

    • Communal child rearing was the method of education that prevailed in the collective communities in Israel (kibbutz and plural: kibbutzim), until about the end of the 1980s. Collective education started on the day of birth and went on until adulthood. At the time it was considered a natural outcome of the principle of ... Read »


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    • Knowledge divide

    • The knowledge divide is the gap in standards of living between those who can find, create, manage, process, and disseminate information or knowledge, and those who are impaired in this process. According to a 2005 UNESCO World Report, the rise in the 21st century of a global information society has resulted in the emer ... Read »


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    • Learning by teaching

    • In professional education, learning by teaching (German: , short LdL) designates currently the method by Jean-Pol Martin that allows pupils and students to prepare and to teach lessons, or parts of lessons. Learning by teaching should not be confused with presentations or lectures by students, as students not only conv ... Read »


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    • Learning for a Cause

    • Learning for a Cause is a nonprofit student press founded in 2004 by Canadian educator and photographer Michael Ernest Sweet. The initiative operated from Lester B. Pearson High School in Montreal until autumn 2010 when it merged into Youth Fusion Quebec. Learning for a Cause aimed to increase and strengthen the socia ... Read »


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    • Lessons of the Masters

    • Lessons of the Masters

      Lessons of the Masters is a 2004 book by George Steiner. It is part history, part analysis of the mentor-protégé relationship. From Socrates and Jesus to Husserl, Heidegger and Arendt, not leaving out Plotinus, Augustine, Shakespeare, Dante, Marlowe, Kepler, Wittgenstein, Nadia Boulanger and Simone Weil, Steiner ... Read »


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    • Lifelong learning

    • Lifelong learning is the "ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated" pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. Therefore, it not only enhances social inclusion, active citizenship, and personal development, but also self-sustainability, as well as competitiveness and employability. Evolved from t ... Read »


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    • Lifewide learning

    • Lifewide learning (LWL) is a teaching strategy and an approach to learning and personal development that involves real contexts and authentic settings. The goal is to address different kinds of learning not covered in a traditional classroom. By including LWL with a traditional classroom, students are better equipped t ... Read »


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    • List of autodidacts

    • This is a list of notable autodidacts which includes people who have been partially or wholly self-taught. Because of the large increase in years of education since 1800, especially during the early 20th century, it is difficult to define autodidactism and to compare autodidacts during different time periods. ... Read »


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    • List of Friends schools

    • Friends schools are institutions that provide an education based on the beliefs and testimonies of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). This article is a list of schools currently or historically associated with the Society of Friends, regardless of their current degree of affiliation. Friends schools vary grea ... Read »


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    • List of online high schools in Mississippi

    • There are two types of online high school: private schools and public schools. ... Read »


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    • List of Sudbury schools

    • Sudbury schools practice a form of schooling in which students individually decide what to do with their time, and learn as a by-product of ordinary experience rather than through classes or a standard curriculum. Students have complete responsibility for their own education and the school is run by a direct democracy ... Read »


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    • Low-residency program

    • A low-residency program (or limited residency program) is a form of education, normally at the university level, which involves some amount of distance education and brief on-campus or specific-site residencies—residencies may be one weekend or several weeks. These programs are most frequently offered by colleges ... Read »


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    • M-learning

    • M-learning or mobile learning is defined as "learning across multiple contexts, through social and content interactions, using personal electronic devices." A form of distance education, m-learners use mobile device educational technology at their time convenience. M-learning technologies include handheld computers, M ... Read »


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    • Macondo Writers Workshop

    • The Macondo Writers Workshop is an annual master's level summer writers workshop held in San Antonio, Texas. The workshop encourages, educates, and promotes new and published socially engaged authors and has been called "a gem of the local and national Latino literary scene." Macondo is a program of the Guadalupe Cultu ... Read »


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    • The Magnet School

    • The Magnet School

      The Magnet School is a K-12 Progressive School in Hyderabad, India that is part of Jiddu Krishnamurti Education Philosophy Schools. The school is managed by the Walden Education Foundation. The Magnet School follows 'The Studio Approach' with Science, Mathematics, Language and Literature. The Magnet School developed an ... Read »


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    • Malcolm Shabazz City High School

    • Malcolm Shabazz City High School is a four-year alternative high school in Madison, Wisconsin. ... Read »


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    • Man: A Course of Study

    • Man: A Course of Study, usually known by the acronym MACOS or M.A.C.O.S., was an American humanities teaching program, popular in America and Britain in the 1970s. It was based upon the theories of Jerome Bruner, particularly his concept of the "spiral curriculum". This suggested that a concept might be taught repeated ... Read »


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    • McGuffey Readers

    • McGuffey Readers were a series of graded primers for grade levels 1-6. They were widely used as textbooks in American schools from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century, and are still used today in some private schools and in homeschooling. It is estimated that at least 120 million copies of McGuffey's Readers ... Read »


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    • MENTOR

    • Mentorship is a relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced or less knowledgeable person. The mentor may be older or younger than the person being mentored, but she or he must have a certain area of expertise. It is a learning and development partnership betwe ... Read »


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    • Mentor (Odyssey)

    • In the Odyssey, Mentor (Greek: Μέντωρ, Méntōr; gen.: Μέντορος) was the son of Alcimus. In his old age Mentor was a friend of Odysseus who placed Mentor and Odysseus' foster-brother Eumaeus in charge of his son Telemachus, and of Odysseus' palace, when Odysseus left for th ... Read »


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    • The Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern Pennsylvania

    • The Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern Pennsylvania

      The Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern Pennsylvania is a non-profit organization located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that provides a variety of free services to local mentoring agencies and is the chief public advocate for mentoring in the region. It is one of almost three dozen mentoring partnerships across the cou ... Read »


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    • Mentorship

    • Mentorship is a relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced or less knowledgeable person. The mentor may be older or younger than the person being mentored, but she or he must have a certain area of expertise. It is a learning and development partnership betwe ... Read »


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    • Mesopotamian Social Sciences Academy


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    • Micro-schooling is the reinvention of the one-room school house, where class size is typically smaller than most schools (15 students or less in a classroom) and there are mixed-age level groupings. Generally, micro schools do not meet all 5 days of the school week, and their schedules look different than a traditional ... Read »


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    • Microdegree

    • In higher education a microdegree also micro degree and micro masters is a credential focused upon a specified professional or career discipline and typically comprises one or more sources of accelerated educational experiences. Microdegrees are a single manifestation of Competency Based Education (CBE) which seeks to ... Read »


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    • Minimally invasive education

    • Minimally invasive education (MIE) is a form of learning in which children operate in unsupervised environments. The methodology arose from an experiment done by Sugata Mitra while at NIIT in 1999, often called The Hole in the Wall, which has since gone on to become a significant project with the formation of Hole in t ... Read »


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    • Mirambika - Free Progress School

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      Location New Delhi, New Delhi
      India Information Type Private school Established 1981 Gender Co-educational Affiliation
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      Mirambika - Free Progress School, is based on the Integral Philosophy of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. It is situated at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram campus in New Delhi.Learning at Mirambika is based on the view that each individual comes into life with an evolutionary purpose and corresponding potentialities: educating m ... Read »


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    • Modern School (United States)

    • The Modern Schools, also called Ferrer Schools, were schools in the United States, established in the early twentieth century, that were modeled after the Escuela Moderna of Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, the Spanish educator and anarchist. They were an important part of the anarchist, free schooling, socialist, and lab ... Read »


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    • Monsignor Fraser College

    • Monsignor Fraser College

      Monsignor Fraser College (also called as Monsignor Fraser, MFC, or Fraser) is a Roman Catholic specialized dual-track Alternative and Adult High School run by the Toronto Catholic District School Board in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with six campuses and various programs. The school was named in honour of John Andrew Mary ... Read »


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    • Mosaic Network

    • The Mosaic Network is a charitable initiative founded by Charles, Prince of Wales in 2007. Mosaic delivers mentoring programmes in primary and secondary schools and in prisons. The mentoring programmes are designed to help those from disadvantaged communities to realise their potential with the support of volunteer me ... Read »


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    • Narrative evaluation

    • In education, narrative evaluation is a form of performance measurement and feedback which can be used as an alternative or supplement to grading. Narrative evaluations generally consist of several paragraphs of written text about a student's individual performance and course work. The style and form of narrative evalu ... Read »


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    • National Association for the Education of Young Children

    • The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is a large nonprofit association in the United States representing early childhood education teachers, para-educators, center directors, trainers, college educators, families of young children, policy makers, and advocates. NAEYC is focused on improvi ... Read »


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    • National Coalition of Alternative Community Schools

    • The National Coalition of Alternative Community Schools, or NCACS, is an international organization based in the U.S. city of Ann Arbor, Michigan, dedicated to promoting alternative education. The organization was founded in 1978. It is known for its annual conferences, which bring together the community of community s ... Read »


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    • National Mentoring Month

    • National Mentoring Month is a campaign held each January to promote youth mentoring in the United States. It was inaugurated in 2002, and is spearheaded by the Harvard School of Public Health,MENTOR, and the Corporation for National and Community Service. Each year since 2002, President George W. Bush has endorsed the ... Read »


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    • National Open University

    • National Open University

      National Open University (NOU; Chinese: 國立空中大學) is an open university in Luzhou District, New Taipei, Taiwan. National Open University was established on August 1, 1986 along the lines of Great Britain's Open University. Although National Open University originally had entrance examination ... Read »


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    • National Summer Learning Association

    • The National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) is an organization in the United States that claims to aspire "for every child to be safe, healthy, and engaged in learning during the summer." In 1992, Matthew Boulay, a student at Johns Hopkins University, recruited his fellow undergraduates to provide tutoring and ... Read »


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    • Networked learning

    • Networked learning is a process of developing and maintaining connections with people and information, and communicating in such a way so as to support one another's learning. The central term in this definition is connections. It takes a relational stance in which learning takes place both in relation to others and in ... Read »


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    • The New Games Book

    • The New Games Book and its companion, More New Games, were resources developed for the "New Games" movement which began in the late 1960s to encourage people to play non-competitive or friendlier games. Many of the "New Games" may now be seen played, in their modern variants, in church youth groups, summer camps, gym c ... Read »


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    • Not Back to School Camp

    • Not Back To School Camp (NBTSC) is a summer camp founded in 1996 by Grace Llewellyn, the author of The Teenage Liberation Handbook. NBTSC offers support to teenagers age 13 to 18 most of whom are active unschoolers or are pursuing alternative avenues of secondary or higher education. The camp has no religious affiliati ... Read »


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    • The Nova Project

    • The Nova Project, also known as Nova is a small public alternative high school. The Nova Project is located at 2410 East Cherry Street in Seattle, Washington, and is operated by the Seattle Public School District. Its goal is to be a democratically governed learning community of broadly educated, creative, and independ ... Read »


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    • Obstacle course

    • An obstacle course is a series of challenging physical obstacles an individual or team must navigate usually while being timed. Obstacle courses can include running, climbing, jumping, crawling, swimming, and balancing elements with the aim of testing speed and endurance. Sometimes a course involves mental tests. ... Read »


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    • Online High Schools in California

    • The state of California offers online learning for grades 9-12. Over 56,000 of students are taking one or more online classes in California, according to the reports California Department of Education. There are two types of online high school available in California. ... Read »


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    • Online High Schools in Florida

    • Florida offers resident students the opportunity to take online high school courses. The list of private and public online schools in Florida include the following: ... Read »


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    • Open University

    • The Open University

      Milton Keynes (main campus) & regional centres, United Kingdom The Open University (OU) is a public distance learning and research university, and one of the biggest universities in the UK for undergraduate education. The majority of the OU's undergraduate students are based throughout the United Kingdom and principal ... Read »


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    • Opportunity school

    • An opportunity school is an alternative to regular schools. Students who may be applicable to attend opportunity schools are students who have unique situations that may hinder their abilities in an average schooling environment. This may include: students who cannot work well in large groups, such as in an average cla ... Read »


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    • Opsimath

    • An opsimath is a person who begins, or continues, to study or learn late in life. The word is derived from the Greek ὀψέ (opsé), meaning 'late', and μανθάνω (manthánō), meaning 'learn'. Opsimathy was once frowned upon, used as a put-down with implications of laziness, and consi ... Read »


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    • Out-of-school learning

    • Out-of-school learning is an educational concept first proposed by Lauren Resnick in her 1987 AERA presidential address, which consists of curricular and non-curricular learning experiences for pupils and students outside the school environment. The point of out-of-school learning is to overcome learning disabilit ... Read »


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    • Outbound Management Development Programmes

    • Outbound Management Programmes are a training method for enhancing organizational performance through experiential learning. Such programs are often also referred to as corporate adventure training and outdoor management development. These programmes generally revolve around activities designed to improve leadership, ... Read »


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    • Parent trigger

    • A parent trigger is a legal maneuver through which parents can change the administration of a poorly performing public school—most notably, by transforming it into a charter school. The first parent trigger law was passed by the California legislature in January 2010. Similar laws have been adopted subsequently b ... Read »


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    • Place-based education

    • Place-based education, sometimes called pedagogy of place, place-based learning, experiential education, community-based education, education for sustainability, environmental education or more rarely, service learning, is an educational philosophy. The term was coined in the early 1990s by Laurie Lane-Zucker of The Or ... Read »


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    • PLANS

    • People for Legal and Non-Sectarian Schools (PLANS) is an organization based in California in the United States which campaigns against the public funding of Waldorf methods charter schools alleging they violate the United States Constitution's separation of church and state. The group claims independent Waldorf schools ... Read »


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    • Pop Culture Classroom

    • Pop Culture Classroom, based in Denver, Colorado, is a nonprofit organization that educates in the areas of literacy and arts through alternative approaches to learning and character development. The organization creates educational programs for underserved youths, schools and communities by using comic books, graphic ... Read »


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    • Practice-based professional learning

    • Practice-based professional learning (pbpl) is understood in contrast to 'classroom-' or 'theory-based' learning. It is kindred to terms such as 'work-based learning', 'workplace' or 'work-centred' learning. Distinctive, though, are a concern for professional learning, and the preference for 'practice' rather than 'wor ... Read »


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    • Prairie Learning Centre

    • The Prairie Learning Centre (PLC) is an educational centre located near Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan, that hosts curriculum linked workshops on the native prairie landscape. With the support of Grasslands National Park, Chinook School Division and the Village of Val Marie, Saskatchewan, the Prairie Learning C ... Read »


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    • Praxis (organization)

    • Praxis

      Praxis is an apprenticeship program in the United States. It places young people at paid positions with startup companies. Participants in the program are not required to have a college degree. Praxis was founded by Isaac Morehouse in 2013. After interacting with businesspeople and students while working for an ed ... Read »


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    • Progressive education

    • Progressive education is a pedagogical movement that began in the late nineteenth century; it has persisted in various forms to the present. The term progressive was engaged to distinguish this education from the traditional Euro-American curricula of the 19th century, which was rooted in classical preparation for the ... Read »


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    • Quincy Method

    • The Quincy Method, also known as the Quincy Plan, or the Quincy system of learning, was a child-centred, progressive approach to education developed by Francis W. Parker, then superintendent of schools in Quincy, Massachusetts in 1875. Parker, a pioneer of the progressive school movement, rejected the traditional rigi ... Read »


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    • Reggio Emilia approach

    • The Reggio Emilia approach is an educational philosophy focused on preschool and primary education. It was developed after World War II by a psychologist Loris Malaguzzi, and parents in the villages around Reggio Emilia in Italy. Following the war, people believed that children were in need of a new way of learning. Th ... Read »


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    • Ropes course

    • A ropes course is a challenging outdoor personal development and team building activity which usually consists of high and/or low elements. Low elements take place on the ground or only a few feet above the ground. High elements are usually constructed in trees or made of utility poles and require a belay for safety. ... Read »


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    • Saxon math

    • Saxon math, developed by John Saxon, is a teaching method for incremental learning of mathematics. It involves teaching a new mathematical concept every day and constantly reviewing old concepts. Early editions were deprecated for providing very few opportunities to practice the new material before plunging into a revi ... Read »


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    • Scarborough Centre for Alternative Studies

    • Scarborough Centre for Alternative Studies

      Scarborough Centre for Alternative Studies (SCAS, formerly Tabor Park Vocational School) is an alternative and adult high School serving Scarborough, a part of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It operates under the Toronto District School Board and was previously part of the pre-amalgamated board, Scarborough Board of Educati ... Read »


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    • Schmerenbeck Educational Centre for Gifted and Talented Children


    • School refusal

    • School refusal is the refusal to attend school due to emotional distress. School refusal differs from truancy in that children with school refusal feel anxiety or fear towards school, whereas truant children generally have no feelings of fear towards school, often feeling angry or bored with it instead. Children's Hosp ... Read »


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    • School voucher

    • A school voucher, also called an education voucher, in a voucher system, is a certificate of government funding for a student at a school chosen by the student or the student's parents. The funding is usually for a particular year, term or semester. In some countries, states or local jurisdictions, the voucher can be u ... Read »


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    • Scout method

    • The Scout method is the informal educational system used by Scouts. The aim of Scouting is character training with the goal of helping participants become independent and helpful, and thereby become "healthy, happy, helpful citizens". The Scout method uses appealing games in the primitive outdoors to generate challeng ... Read »


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    • Secret Garden (outdoor nursery)

    • Coordinates: 56°19′16″N 3°07′30″W / 56.321°N 3.125°W / 56.321; -3.125 The Secret Garden is an outdoor nursery school in Letham, Fife, Scotland, for children aged 3–5 years. It is a forest kindergarten in which children walk to a woodland every day, in almost any w ... Read »


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    • Self access language learning centers

    • Self access language learning centers are educational facilities designed for student learning that is at least partially, if not fully self-directed. Students have access to resources ranging from photocopied exercises with answer keys to computer software for language learning. These centers are an outgrowth of a sty ... Read »


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    • Self Organised Learning Environment

    • A Self Organized Learning Environment (SOLE) is an approach to provide self-directed education to students in remote or troubled areas where good teachers are not available. The program is intended to provide a means of a quality education through through access to the internet. This approach has been used in South Afr ... Read »


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    • Service-learning

    • Service-learning is an educational approach that combines learning objectives with community service in order to provide a pragmatic, progressive learning experience while meeting societal needs. Service-learning involves students in service projects to apply classroom learning for local agencies that exist to effect ... Read »


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    • Service-learning in engineering education

    • Many engineering educators see service-learning as the solution to several prevalent problems in engineering education today. In the past, engineering curriculum has fluctuated between emphasizing engineering science to focusing more on practical aspects of engineering. Today, many engineering educators are concerned t ... Read »


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    • Stanislav Shatsky

    • Stanislav Shatskii (alternative spelling Shatsky) (1878-1934) was an important humanistic educator, writer, and educational administrator in the late Russian Empire and the early Soviet Union. Shatskii established a number of experimental and progressive educational institutions between 1905 and 1934. A member of the ... Read »


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    • Shibuya University Network

    • The Shibuya University Network (シブヤ大学, Shibuya daigaku?), founded in 2006, is not a university or college in the traditional sense but a new system of education in the local community of Shibuya, Tokyo. The school is led by Yasuaki Sakyo, a 28-year-old ex-accountant. There are no entrance exami ... Read »


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    • Skills for Life

    • Skills for Life is the national strategy in England for improving adult literacy, language (ESOL) and numeracy skills. The strategy was launched by the Prime Minister, Tony Blair, in March 2001. The Skills for Life strategy sets out how the Government will reach its Public Service Agreement (PSA) target to improve "th ... Read »


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    • Slow education

    • Slow education is based upon Socratic, adaptive and non-standards based approaches to teaching. Slow education is in part a reaction to the overly compacted course content requirements teachers are experiencing from nationalized curricula worldwide, which many educators find students cannot cover in a single year with ... Read »


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    • Social pedagogy

    • Social pedagogy describes a holistic and relationship-centred way of working in care and educational settings with people across the lifecourse. In many countries across Europe (and increasingly beyond), it has a long-standing tradition as a field of practice and academic discipline concerned with addressing social ine ... Read »


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    • Soka University of America

    • Soka University of America

      Coordinates: 33°33′17″N 117°44′07″W / 33.554722°N 117.735361°W / 33.554722; -117.735361 Be philosophers of a renaissance of life; Be world citizens in solidarity for peace; Be the pioneers of a global civilization. Soka University of America (SUA) is a four-year liber ... Read »


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    • Bharath Sriraman

    • Bharath Sriraman (भारतः स्रिरामान) (b. 1971 Bangalore) is an Indian-born mathematician, educator and academic editor, known for his interdisciplinary contributions at the nexus of math-science-arts, theory development in mathematics education, creati ... Read »


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    • Steiner Schools Australia

    • Steiner Schools Australia refers to the fifty-two Steiner or Waldorf educational institutions, thirty-six of which are governed by Steiner Education Australia (SEA) and are located in each the States and Territories of Australia. As with all Steiner schools, teachers are given a large degree of flexibility in developin ... Read »


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    • Rudolf Steiner

    • Rudolf Steiner

      Rudolf Joseph Lorenz Steiner (27 (or 25) February 1861 – 30 March 1925) was an Austrian philosopher, social reformer, architect and esotericist. Steiner gained initial recognition at the end of the nineteenth century as a literary critic and published philosophical works including The Philosophy of Freedom. At the ... Read »


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    • Student voice

    • Student voice is "any expression of any learner regarding anything related to education" and describes "the distinct perspectives and actions of young people throughout schools focused on education. Expert Dennis Harper writes, "Student voice is giving students the ability to influence learning to include policies, pro ... Read »


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    • StudentMentor.org

    • StudentMentor.org is a national college student mentoring program. The nonprofit organization seeks to increase college completion and student career readiness by utilizing its technology platform to connect college students with professionals. According to a U.S. Department of Education study, students who met with ad ... Read »


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    • Studies of Waldorf education

    • A number of national, international and topic-based studies have been made of Waldorf education. In 2005, British educational researchers Philip Woods, Martin Ashley and Glenys Woods evaluated Steiner-Waldorf schools for the United Kingdom's Department for Education and Skills. As part of their study, the authors evalu ... Read »


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    • Sudbury school

    • A Sudbury school is a type of school, usually for the K-12 age range, where students have complete responsibility for their own education, and the school is run by direct democracy in which students and staff are equals. Students individually decide what to do with their time, and tend to learn as a by-product of ordin ... Read »


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    • Summer Advantage USA

    • Summer Advantage USA is a national non-profit organization providing elementary and middle school students living in low–performing school districts with research-based summer learning programs focused on academic gains. Summer Advantage USA was launched in January 2009 by Earl Martin Phalen. The first locati ... Read »


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    • Sunaina Samriddhi Foundation

    • SUNAINA SAMRIDDHI FOUNDATION is A leading Skill & Vocational Training Provider of country. With outreach among 19 states and over 600(+) Skill Centre across India and A public charitable trust registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, Gov. of India, It has PAN India presence. Founded in January, 2011 it wo ... Read »


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    • SWCHA

    • SWCHA is a homeschool sports organization in Southeast Wisconsin; hence the name: Southeast Wisconsin Christian Homeschool Athletics. ... Read »


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    • Taking Children Seriously

    • Taking Children Seriously (T.C.S.) is a parenting movement and educational philosophy whose central idea is that it is possible and desirable to raise and educate children without either doing anything to them against their will, or making them do anything against their will. It was founded in 1994 as an on-line maili ... Read »


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    • Tamariki School

    • Tamariki is the oldest ‘free school’ in New Zealand and one of the oldest in the world. It was founded in 1966 by a group of parents and teachers interested in preventative mental health. It is located in the Christchurch suburb of Linwood. Its name is the Māori word for young children. Mistakes are rega ... Read »


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    • Thomas Jefferson Education

    • Thomas Jefferson Education, also known as "TJEd" or "Leadership Education" is a philosophy and methodology of education which is popular among some alternative educators, including private schools, charter schools and homeschoolers. It is based on the Seven Keys of Great Teaching and the Phases of Learning. This educat ... Read »


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    • Tinkering School

    • Tinkering School is an educational program created by Gever Tulley in California and is a registered trademark of Tinkering Unlimited. Tinkering School uses an engineering context as a metaphor for life: providing children real tools to solve real problems in the real world. Tinkering School says that it is about recov ... Read »


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    • Train to Gain

    • Train to Gain (T2G), is a UK government funded initiative to deliver vocational training to employed individuals in the UK, primarily those in the 25+ age band who do not already have a Full Level 2 Qualification, via the Skills Funding Agency, formerly the Learning and Skills Council (LSC). The initiative was rolled o ... Read »


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    • Triangle Program

    • The Triangle Program is an alternative education program in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, designed for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students who are at risk of dropping out or committing suicide because of homophobic and transphobic harassment in regular schools. It is also open to anyone who has been affected by ... Read »


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    • Trivium

    • The Trivium is the lower division of the seven liberal arts and comprises grammar, logic, and rhetoric (input, process, and output). The trivium is implicit in the De nuptiis Philologiae et Mercurii ("On the Marriage of Philology and Mercury") by Martianus Capella, although the term was not used until the Carolingian ... Read »


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    • UAW-Ford University

    • The UAW-Ford University is an online program designed and implemented by the University of Michigan under contract with the National Program Center of the United Auto Workers Union and Ford Motor Company. Its goal is to facilitate the college educations of UAW bargained for employees using distance learning technologie ... Read »


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    • Umbrella school

    • An umbrella school is an alternative education school which serves to oversee the homeschooling of children to fulfill government educational requirements. Umbrella schools vary greatly in what they offer and cost. Some offer group classes, a defined curriculum, sports, field trips, standardized testing, and more. Oth ... Read »


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    • UnCollege

    • UnCollege

      UnCollege is a social movement that aims to change the notion that going to college is the only path to success. UnCollege was founded by Dale J. Stephens in 2011. Stephens is a self-described "elementary school dropout", as he was homeschooled with emphasis on real-world experience for the majority of his childho ... Read »


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    • Universal design for instruction

    • Universal instructional design (UID) or universal design for instruction (UDI) is an educational framework for applying universal design principles to learning environments with a goal toward greater accessibility for all students, including students with disabilities. UDI involves considering the potential needs of al ... Read »


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    • University of Arkansas Office of Distance Education

    • The Office of Distance Education (ODE) was founded in July 1998 on the campus of the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts in Hot Springs, Arkansas and is now a part of the University of Arkansas System. Originally established in order to expand educational opportunities in Arkansas’ rural school ... Read »


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    • Unschooling

    • Unschooling is an educational method and philosophy that advocates learner-chosen activities as a primary means for learning. Unschooling students learn through their natural life experiences including play, household responsibilities, personal interests and curiosity, internships and work experience, travel, books, el ... Read »


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    • Videobook

    • VideoBook is a brand of online, interactive educational videos marketed by Studio 21. The name "Video Book" was first registered and used in the United Kingdom (UK) in 1982 by Barry R. Pyat, the owner of Yorkshire film producers "Studio 21." Video Book was the marque, trading title and style for local-interest and ... Read »


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    • Virtual campus

    • A virtual campus refers to the online offerings of a college or university where college work is completed either partially or wholly online, often with the assistance of the teacher, professor, or teaching assistant. Many established and mainstream colleges and universities now offer many courses (or entire degree pro ... Read »


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    • Virtual school

    • Some schools use internet resources, such as online lessons, teacher support online, or online homework systems, but a fully online school (virtual school or cyber-school) teaches entirely or primarily through online methods. That is, physical interaction by students and teachers is unnecessary, or only supplementary. ... Read »


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    • List of virtual schools

    • Following is a list of virtual schools—coursework from an accredited private school or accredited not-for-profit or publicly funded institution, taught primarily through online methods. Schools are listed by country and by state or province. Within each geographic division, primary and secondary schools are listed ... Read »


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    • Vision Forum

    • Vision Forum was an evangelical Christian organization based in San Antonio, Texas. It was founded in 1998; its president was Doug Phillips, son of U.S. Constitution Party leader Howard Phillips. Vision Forum Ministries was a 501(c) non-profit organization which was closed by its board of directors in November 2013 aft ... Read »


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    • Vocational education

    • Vocational education is education that prepares people to work in a trade, a craft, as a technician, or in professional vocations such as engineering, accountancy, nursing, medicine, architecture, or law. Craft vocations are usually based on manual or practical activities and are traditionally non-academic but related ... Read »


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    • Waldorf doll

    • A Waldorf doll (also called Steiner doll) is a form of doll used in Waldorf education. Made of wool and cotton, using techniques drawing on traditional European doll-making, its appearance is intentionally simple in order to allow the child playing with it to improve or strengthen imagination and creativity. For instan ... Read »


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    • List of works on Waldorf education

    • This is a list of works on Waldorf education by authors other than Rudolf Steiner. See also this List of Rudolf Steiner's works on education. Works on Waldorf education include: ... Read »


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    • Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers

    • The Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers is the oldest low-residency creative writing Master of Fine Arts program in the United States. Prior to the founding of this program, an MFA in creative writing was earned via standard residential graduate programs that required students to be in residence at an academic instit ... Read »


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    • Washington Homeschool Organization

    • The Washington Homeschool Organization (WHO) is a homeschool group located in the state of Washington, USA. WHO is a non-profit organization with a bimonthly newsletter detailing local homeschooling news. Its mission is to serve the diverse interests of home-based education in Washington State. WHO is nonpartisan, nons ... Read »


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    • White Stag Leadership Development Program

    • White Stag Leadership Development Program

      The White Stag Leadership Development Program, founded in 1958, is a summer camp for youth 11-18 led by two California-based non-profits that sponsor leadership development activities. The teen youth staff of the two programs develop and produce several week-long leadership summer camps every year for several hundred y ... Read »


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    • Wilderness therapy

    • Wilderness therapy is a subset of adventure-based therapy, which in turn is under the Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Industry. It is the use of experiential education, individual and group therapy in a wilderness setting to treat clients for a range of emotional, developmental and relational struggles. Clients range in ... Read »


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    • World Fit

    • World Fit Foundation

      World Fit is a program of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), and the United States Olympians and Paralympians Association (USOP) to promote Physical fitness and the Olympic Games ideals to school children through kids fitness programs, school fitness programs, and childhood obesity programs. World Fit is part ... Read »


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    • Youth Innovation Fund

    • The Youth Innovation Fund is a national program that seeds youth activism, service learning, youth-led media through civic engagement programs in eight cities across the United States. Based in Washington, D.C., the Fund operates in Ypsilanti, Michigan, San Francisco, California, Portland, Oregon, Portland, Maine, Nash ... Read »


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    • Youth mentoring

    • Youth mentoring is the process of matching mentors with young people who need or want a caring, responsible adult in their lives. Adult mentors are usually unrelated to the child or teen and work as volunteers through a community-, school-, or church-based social service program. The goal of youth mentoring programs is ... Read »


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    • Youth work

    • Youth work is community support activity aimed at older children and adolescents. Depending upon the culture and the community, different services and institutions may exist for this purpose. In the United Kingdom youth work is the process of creating an environment where young people can engage in informal educational ... Read »


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