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ERIC Number: ED014208
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Dec-30
Pages: 114
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
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TRAVELING EDUCATIONAL UNITS, A FEASIBILITY STUDY OF THE USE OF TRAVELING OR MOBILE EDUCATIONAL UNITS TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF EDUCATION IN APPALACHIA.
WHEELER, C. HERBERT, JR.
THIS STUDY WAS CONDUCTED TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF USING TRAVELING OR MOBILE UNITS TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF EDUCATION IN THE APPALACHIA REGION. IT EXAMINED THE LITERATURE WRITTEN IN THE LAST TEN YEARS ON EDUCATIONAL PROJECTS USING SOME FORM OF MOBILE FACILITY. FROM THIS LITERATURE A LIST OF PLANNED MOBILE PROJECTS WAS COMPILED AND APPROPRIATE ADMINISTRATORS, AGENCIES AND EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS WERE SURVEYED FOR INFORMATION ON PLANNING EDUCATIONAL MOBILE UNITS. THROUGH THE OBSERVATIONS OF AN INVESTIGATOR WHO TRAVELED THROUGH THE REGION, INFORMATION WAS GATHERED TO DETERMINE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS AND THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF USING MOBILE UNITS FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES. FROM THIS INFORMATION IT WAS DECIDED THAT THE EFFECTIVE CONTINUATION OF THE STUDY SHOULD BE BASED ON THE CREATION OF A CONCEPTUAL PLAN OF OPERATION. THE CONCEPTS WERE DEVELOPED SHOWING THE MANY POSSIBILITIES OF USING MOBILE UNITS TO IMPROVE EDUCATION IN APPALACHIA. WIDE SCOPE FINDINGS ARE PRESENTED THROUGH THE APPLICATION OF A SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT CONCEPT TO THE MASTER PLAN OF A SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAM. THE STUDY SHOWED THAT THE USE OF MOBILE AND TRAVELING UNITS WOULD PLAY A MAJOR ROLE IN IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF EDUCATION IN THE FUTURE. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR DEVELOPMENT OF THE PROGRAM ARE PRESENTED IN TERMS OF SERVICE TO THE PEOPLE IN THE AREA AND FUNDING. (GM)
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Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Coll. of Engineering.
Identifiers: APPALACHIA