Issue 3: Education for Community Building
Resources for Community-Based Alternative Education
AEROAlternative Education Resource Organization
417 Roslyn Road
Roslyn Heights, NY 11577
Central networking organization for alternative educators, maintains a database and network of almost 10,000 alternative schools, programs, and support organizations. Publishes quarterly magazine, Education Revolution.
Foundation for Education Renewal
Great Ideas in Education
Box 328, Brandon, VT 05733-0328
Founded in 1998 by Ron Miler to build bridges among educators, parents, scholars, policymakers, and citizens who seek more democratic, holistic, student-centered forms of education. Produces Paths of Learning magazine and Paths of Learning Resource Center, www.pathsoflearning.net.
George Lucas Educational Foundation
P.O. Box 3494
San Rafael, CA 94912
Promotes inspired learning and teaching, where students are challenged and engaged, have access to interactive technologies, and are supported by involved parents and communities. Produces and distributes materials about successful programs in United States schools.
The Montessori Community
System of schools and educational materials focusing on the individual needs and learning styles of children.
The National Association of At-Home Mothers
Membership organization offering support for the career choice of at-home parenting.
National Community Education Association
3929 Old Lee Highway, Suite 91-A
Fairfax, VA 22030-2401
Promotes family and community involvement in public education and interagency partnerships as a way to address community needs and lifelong learning opportunities for residents. Members include community education coordinators, after-school staff, superintendents, state administrators, education professors, and state legislators.
National Center for Community Education
1017 Avon Street
Flint, MI 48503
Provides leadership training to people interested in community schools and other community education. Extensive training sessions available throughout the year.
National Coalition of Alternative Community Schools
1266 Rosewood Unit 1
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Represents home educating parents and students, alternative schools and programs, and experiential and adventure-oriented programs, among others. Connects members and serves as an information clearinghouse for alternative education.
National Society for Experiential Education
9001 Braddock Road, Suite 380
Springfield, VA 22151
A membership association committed to all forms of experiential learning classroom, workplace, or community. Offers ongoing professional development with an annual conference, publications, research on experiential learning, and access to colleagues around the world.
1001 East Keefe Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53212
A nonprofit, independent publisher of educational materials advocating the reform of elementary and secondary education, with emphasis on issues of equity and social justice. Links to other web resources from their web site.
NAMENational Association for Multicultural Education
733 Fifteenth Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
The Founders of NAME envisioned an organization that would bring together individuals and groups with an interest in multicultural education from all levels of education, different academic disciplines and from diverse educational institutions and occupations.
New Village Press
PO Box 3049, Oakland, CA 94609
New website www.newvillagepress.net
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