Alternative education and second chance schools: global and Latin American perspectives on its history and outlook

Journal title CADMO
Author/s Andrea Barrientos Soto, Gracia González-Gijón, Andrés Soriano Díaz
Publishing Year 2022 Issue 2021/2 Language English
Pages 14 P. 7-20 File size 225 KB
DOI 10.3280/CAD2021-002002
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Alternative Education has become a tool for inclusion for young people with particular needs not normally addressed in homogeneous schools. This article presents a theoretical review of its history, its typology and the organizational schemes used as it correlates to the regular school system. We review the impact of Alternative Education’s Second Chance Schools on student performance and retention based on the experience in Latin America, Europe and the US.

Keywords: alternative education, disadvantaged youth, early school leaving, history of education, second chance schools.

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Andrea Barrientos Soto, Gracia González-Gijón, Andrés Soriano Díaz, Alternative education and second chance schools: global and Latin American perspectives on its history and outlook in "CADMO" 2/2021, pp 7-20, DOI: 10.3280/CAD2021-002002