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ERIC Number: ED011127
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Sep
Pages: 52
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Reference Count: 0
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THE EDUCATIONAL PARK, THE MIDDLE SCHOOL--A REPORT ON MATERIAL ON FILE IN THE BERKELEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT RESEARCH OFFICE AND SOME ADDITIONAL SOURCES FROM THE BERKELEY SCHOOLS' PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY. (TITLE SUPPLIED)
DUNN, SUSAN V.
A REVIEW OF LITERATURE OUTLINING THE MAIN ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF EDUCATIONAL PARKS AND MIDDLE SCHOOLS IS PRESENTED. EDUCATIONAL PARKS ARE DISTINGUISHED BY THEIR LARGE SIZE (FROM 10,000 TO 25,000 STUDENTS), CENTRAL LOCATION, ADMINISTRATIVE CENTRALIZATION, AND DECENTRALIZED SCHOOL DESIGN. THE ADVANTAGES OF EDUCATIONAL PARKS INCLUDE (1) A PARTIAL SOLUTION TO DE FACTO SEGREGATION, (2) REDUCTION IN THE COST AND COMPLEXITY OF EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES, AND (3) BETTER ACCOMMODATION OF LOCAL POPULATION SHIFTS. DISADVANTAGES INCLUDE (1) LARGE SIZE, (2) IMPERSONAL ATMOSPHERE, (3) TIGHTER ADMINISTRATIVE CONTROL, AND (4) COST OF TRANSPORTING STUDENTS FROM NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOLS. VALUES OF THE MIDDLE SCHOOL (GRADES 5 OR 6 THROUGH 8) INCLUDE (1) IMPROVED TRANSITION FROM ELEMENTARY TO HIGH SCHOOL, (2) A SPECIALLY DESIGNED PROGRAM TO FIT THE NEEDS OF PREADOLESCENTS, AND (3) PROMOTION OF INTEGRATION BY DRAWING STUDENTS FROM A LARGER ATTENDANCE AREA. ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHIES PROVIDE PUBLICATION INFORMATION ON EDUCATIONAL PARKS AND MIDDLE SCHOOLS. (PP)
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Identifiers: California (Berkeley)