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Filmography - Education: Alternative education

Titles available on DVD and streaming video as of March 2011

K-12 Alternative education

Titles available on DVD and streaming video as of March 2011.

Most streaming videos listed are available exclusively to AU students, staff and faculty after an online authentications by AUID#.

Filmographies are created by doing multiple keyword searches in the ALADIN catalog to capture as many titles on a topic as possible. For complete up-to-date holdings (including VHS tapes) please refer to the library ALADIN catalog (



The Montessori Method. 2009. (49 min.). A century ago, Maria Montessori, Italy's first female physician, inspired an educational movement. Through what has come to be known as the Montessori method, children essentially teach themselves through sensory-rich and hands-on activities facilitated by instructors who focus on nurturing their students' efforts. Useful to childcare providers as well as teachers in training, this program presents levels of Montessori education ranging from infant to elementary and explains how each level makes use of the Montessori method. Viewable/printable educational resources are available online. Streaming video.

There's No Place Like Home The Return to Homeschooling. 2000. (30 min.). Recent statistics indicate that more than two million students in the U.S. are taught at home. Why are so many parents opting to educate their children themselves? Are they wary of violence in public schools? Do they lack confidence in what they perceive as a one-size-fits-all approach to learning? Or are they intent on adding a fourth R, religion, to the traditional three? This program examines the homeschooling phenomenon with Chris Klicka, director of the Center for Home Schooling; two pairs of parent-teachers; and two students, currently in college, who were homeschooled. Streaming video.

The Waldorf promise. 2004. 1 videodisc (53 min., 05 sec.). Eight school teachers talk about their Waldorf-inspired education programs. DVD 1473