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NCJ Number: 136776 Find in a Library
Title: Voluntary Municipal Youth School (From Cooperation Between the School System and the Police Force: The Second International ICRA-Workshop for International Practitioners, Esbjerg, Denmark, February 18-21, 1991, P 131-133 -- See NCJ-136767)
Author(s): J Gaardhoje
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: Rigspolitichefen
1588 Kobenhavn V, Denmark
Sale Source: Rigspolitichefen
Polititorvet 14
1588 Kobenhavn V,
Type: Program Description (Model)
Language: English
Country: Denmark
Annotation: Since 1942, each local government in Denmark has been required to provide a free, voluntary, alternative educational program for youth ages 14-18 as well as to unemployed young adults up to age 29 and to offer unskilled youth education to increase their chances of employment and their knowledge of adult life and society.
Abstract: The schools are based on the ideas of Nicolaj Grundtvig, who believed that every citizen has the right to take part in and influence social and cultural life. The schools offer alternative education combining theoretical and practical training. Most students attend schools in their leisure time to supplement their formal schooling or to learn more about their hobbies. Courses include woodworking, dressmaking, and other courses for which no examination is required; courses to prepare for qualifying examinations in ordinary school subjects; and special education for students with physical and learning disabilities. These schools may also provide courses such as driver education, vocational courses, and recreational activities. Teachers need not have formal qualifications.
Main Term(s): Alternative schools
Index Term(s): Adult education; Denmark; Foreign laws; Vocational training; Youth development
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