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ERIC Number: ED015979
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov
Pages: 18
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Reference Count: 0
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THE SYRACUSE CAMPUS SCHOOL PLAN.
BARRY, FRANKLYN S.
THE CAMPUS SCHOOL PLAN FOR AN EDUCATIONAL PARK IN SYRACUSE, NEW YORK, WAS CONCEIVED WHEN THE BOARD OF EDUCATION WAS FACED WITH THE NEED TO REPLACE EIGHT OUTMODED ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS. THE PARK WOULD BE BUILT ON A SITE ON THE PERIPHERY OF THE CITY, TO WHICH STUDENTS WOULD BE TRANSPORTED BY BUS. THE FIRST CAMPUS WOULD ESTABLISH FOUR PAIRS OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS WHICH WOULD SHARE CERTAIN COMMON FACILITIES, ALL SPECIALIZED STAFF, AND MAJOR FACILITIES OFFERED BY A CENTRAL CORE. EACH "SATELLITE" SCHOOL WOULD BE DESIGNED FOR FLEXIBLE USE OF SPACE. WITH CONSOLIDATED ATTENDANCE AT THE CAMPUS SCHOOL, WHICH WOULD REPLACE THE NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOLS, CLASS SIZE WOULD BE BETTER CONTROLLED AND ANCILLARY SERVICES MADE MORE WIDELY AVAILABLE. MOST IMPORTANT, HOWEVER, WOULD BE THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPROVED INSTRUCTION--TEAM TEACHING, GREATER AVAILABILITY OF THE SERVICES OF AREA SPECIALISTS, INDIVIDUALIZED PUPIL PROGRESS, AND USE OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY. EDUCATIONAL EQUALITY WOULD BE ASSURED BECAUSE THE SATELLITES WOULD BE IDENTICAL AND WOULD HAVE A RACIAL BALANCE PROPORTIONATE TO THE CITYWIDE AVERAGE AT EACH GRADE LEVEL. THE CAMPUS PLAN WOULD PERMIT AN INDIVIDUAL CONTINUOUS PROGRESS CURRICULUM AND WOULD OFFER THE SPECIAL EDUCATION PUPIL A CHANCE TO PARTICIPATE IN CAMPUS LIFE. THE CONCEPT IS ECONOMICALLY FEASIBLE BECAUSE 25 PERCENT MORE PUPILS CAN BE SERVED AT A SLIGHTLY HIGHER COST THAN THE COST OF THE NEEDED REPLACEMENTS FOR THE EIGHT SCHOOLS. THIS PAPER WAS PREPARED FOR THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EQUAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY IN AMERICA'S CITIES, SPONSORED BY THE U.S. COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS, WASHINGTON, D.C., NOVEMBER 16-18, 1967. (NH)
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Identifiers: CAMPUS SCHOOL PLAN; NEW YORK; New York (Syracuse)