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English translation: Alternative education programme

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Catalan term or phrase:Unitat d’Escolarització Compartida
English translation:Alternative education programme
Entered by: Lisa McCarthy
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20:37 Dec 2, 2010
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Education / Pedagogy / Education services
Catalan term or phrase: Unitat d’Escolarització Compartida
-Centre d’Educació Permanent Atenea: A
-**Unitat d’Escolarització Compartida**
- Oficina Local de Català
- Aula de Formació D'adults Àgora
- Escola Superior Comerç de Costa
-Escola Oficial d'Idiomes:
-Oficina Municipal d'Escolarització (OME):
-Escola Municipal de Música:
Lisa McCarthy
Spain
Local time: 00:20
Alternative education program
Explanation:
This will depend on your target audience, and there are a ton of different variations on these kinds of programs in the English-speaking world. I think "alternative education program" is probably a good generalized option that will work for you; it is definitely accepted in the US. (I used to work in an alternative school in Philadelphia.)

Here's an example from the US State of Illinois, where these programs are called "Alternative Education Programs." Note all the different kinds of alt ed programs offered (which I have bolded):
"Alternative Education Programs

Alternative Education is designed to meet the needs of at-risk students who are not succeeding in the traditional setting. Students are provided with a variety of options that can lead to graduation and are supported by services for the student and their immediate family that are essential to success. While each of Indiana’s alternative education programs is unique, they share characteristics identified in the research as common to successful alternative schools.

Maximum teacher/student ratio of 1:15
Small student base
Clearly stated mission and discipline code
Caring faculty with continual staff development
School staff having high expectations for student achievement
Learning program specific to the student's expectations and learning style
Flexible school schedule with community involvement and support
Total commitment to have each student be a success

Alternative education types include but are not limited to: alternative classrooms, school-within-a-school programming, separate alternative schools, and second or last-chance schools for disruptive students. Just as there are many types and settings for alternative schools, there are many delivery models based on the programs’ philosophy and the needs of the students they serve. "
From: http://www.doe.in.gov/alted/altedlinkpg.html

Here's another excerpt from a report in Minnesota:
"Students who are “out there” (already not attending
school because they dropped out or were expelled) are
increasingly finding and attending alternative-education
programs.

More students are frustrated by their experience in
traditional schools and are looking for alternatives.
Sometimes administrators in traditional settings tell
them they are too far behind to graduate on time after
only their first semester of ninth grade. After hearing
this again and again they’re ready for an environment
that assures them they can succeed and graduate.

Increasingly, well-to-do students that have gotten into
drugs are entering alternative-education programs. And
suburban alternative programs are admitting more high-
skilled students who are simply “bored” in traditional
settings.
Students are increasingly afraid of large school environ-
ments. They fear gangs, drugs, and not knowing the
people sitting next to them in classes or roaming the
same halls. They believe that, by placing too many
people in small spaces, those running traditional
settings are asking for an uprising.

Students who have a lack of family structure at home
find stable environments at alternative programs, with
instructors and administrators who care about their
home lives and help them through personal problems
that may be interfering with learning."

http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:NVj7ozDLH1MJ:www.e...

You could also go with "special school." At least in my experience teaching in the US and in Catalonia, I haven't heard this much, but Wikipedia has a long article on it. Check this out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_school

And here's what wikipedia has to say about "alternative schools":
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternative_school

By the way, I doubted about whether this was a full-time or part time program (which might necessitate a differenciation between "pull-out" or "special classroom"-type models and full-blown "alternative schools," but your program looks to be a full-time program based on this link:
http://www.lavila.cat/joventud/153-sala-de-premsa/1781-la-un...

Either way, however, "alternative education program" should provide a sufficiently broad option which encompasses what the program in your translation does.

I am 100% certain this option works for the US market; the only reason I did not mark my answer as a "5" is because I wasn't sure who your target market was.
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Wordalia
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Thanks a lot for your help, Wordalia. Have a nice weekend!
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Some info on what it actually is...
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Alternative education program


Explanation:
This will depend on your target audience, and there are a ton of different variations on these kinds of programs in the English-speaking world. I think "alternative education program" is probably a good generalized option that will work for you; it is definitely accepted in the US. (I used to work in an alternative school in Philadelphia.)

Here's an example from the US State of Illinois, where these programs are called "Alternative Education Programs." Note all the different kinds of alt ed programs offered (which I have bolded):
"Alternative Education Programs

Alternative Education is designed to meet the needs of at-risk students who are not succeeding in the traditional setting. Students are provided with a variety of options that can lead to graduation and are supported by services for the student and their immediate family that are essential to success. While each of Indiana’s alternative education programs is unique, they share characteristics identified in the research as common to successful alternative schools.

Maximum teacher/student ratio of 1:15
Small student base
Clearly stated mission and discipline code
Caring faculty with continual staff development
School staff having high expectations for student achievement
Learning program specific to the student's expectations and learning style
Flexible school schedule with community involvement and support
Total commitment to have each student be a success

Alternative education types include but are not limited to: alternative classrooms, school-within-a-school programming, separate alternative schools, and second or last-chance schools for disruptive students. Just as there are many types and settings for alternative schools, there are many delivery models based on the programs’ philosophy and the needs of the students they serve. "
From: http://www.doe.in.gov/alted/altedlinkpg.html

Here's another excerpt from a report in Minnesota:
"Students who are “out there” (already not attending
school because they dropped out or were expelled) are
increasingly finding and attending alternative-education
programs.

More students are frustrated by their experience in
traditional schools and are looking for alternatives.
Sometimes administrators in traditional settings tell
them they are too far behind to graduate on time after
only their first semester of ninth grade. After hearing
this again and again they’re ready for an environment
that assures them they can succeed and graduate.

Increasingly, well-to-do students that have gotten into
drugs are entering alternative-education programs. And
suburban alternative programs are admitting more high-
skilled students who are simply “bored” in traditional
settings.
Students are increasingly afraid of large school environ-
ments. They fear gangs, drugs, and not knowing the
people sitting next to them in classes or roaming the
same halls. They believe that, by placing too many
people in small spaces, those running traditional
settings are asking for an uprising.

Students who have a lack of family structure at home
find stable environments at alternative programs, with
instructors and administrators who care about their
home lives and help them through personal problems
that may be interfering with learning."

http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:NVj7ozDLH1MJ:www.e...

You could also go with "special school." At least in my experience teaching in the US and in Catalonia, I haven't heard this much, but Wikipedia has a long article on it. Check this out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_school

And here's what wikipedia has to say about "alternative schools":
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternative_school

By the way, I doubted about whether this was a full-time or part time program (which might necessitate a differenciation between "pull-out" or "special classroom"-type models and full-blown "alternative schools," but your program looks to be a full-time program based on this link:
http://www.lavila.cat/joventud/153-sala-de-premsa/1781-la-un...

Either way, however, "alternative education program" should provide a sufficiently broad option which encompasses what the program in your translation does.

I am 100% certain this option works for the US market; the only reason I did not mark my answer as a "5" is because I wasn't sure who your target market was.

Wordalia
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Reference: Some info on what it actually is...

Reference information:
"Unitat d'Escolarització Compartida (UEC) és un servei que consisteix en un espai alternatiu on cursar temporalment l'Educació Secundària Obligatòria (ESO). Està adreçat a alumnes de 3r i 4rt curs d'ESO o que tenen una edat mínima de 14 anys. És un recurs que ofereix el Departament d'Educació conjuntament amb ajuntaments, associacions, fundacions, entitats de caire religiós, etc. (la titularitat de la UEC és variada en els diferents municipis de Catalunya).

La UEC és un espai on l'alumne/a que per motius d'actitud incorrecta, manca d'assistència o molt baix rendiment escolar, pot tenir una altra oportunitat per graduar-se."


Don't really know what that would be in English, but I hope the definition helps!

Laia Bove Imhoff
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Asker: Hi Laia, thanks for that - found the same ref too!

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