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ERIC Number: ED016710
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Aug
Pages: 41
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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THE EDUCATION PARK--WHAT SHOULD IT BE--EDUCATIONAL SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE NORTHEAST BRONX EDUCATION PARK.
MCCARTHY, JOSEPH F.X.
PRESENTED IS A DETAILED REPORT ON PLANS FOR AN EDUCATIONAL PARK IN THE BRONX IN NEW YORK CITY. THE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE PARK ARE BASED ON THE MAJOR CRITERIA OF (1) PROVISION FOR SCHOOL INTEGRATION, (2) DEVELOPMENT OF A SOUND COMMUNITY-SCHOOL RELATIONSHIP, (3) IMPLEMENTATION OF GRADE LEVEL REORGANIZATION AS SET FORTH BY BOARD OF EDUCATION POLICIES, (4) ORGANIZATIONAL AND CURRICULAR INNOVATIONS, (5) IMPROVED ARTICULATION AMONG THE THREE SCHOOL LEVELS, AND (6) ECONOMY THROUGH JOINT USE OF FACILITIES. THE REPORT POINTS OUT THAT THE SITE THAT HAS BEEN SELECTED MAKES INTEGRATION OF THE STUDENT BODY FEASIBLE BECAUSE IT IS ADJACENT TO A PLANNED MIDDLE-INCOME, PREDOMINANTLY WHITE COOPERATIVE APARTMENT DEVELOPMENT, ADJOINS A NEIGHBORHOOD THAT HAS A LARGE EXISTING NEGRO POPULATION, AND WILL BE NEAR A LOW-INCOME HOUSING PROJECT. IT IS PLANNED THAT THE PARK HAVE A STUDENT CAPACITY OF 10,400 AND THAT IT BE USED FOR AFTER-SCHOOL STUDY CENTERS, EVENING HIGH SCHOOLS, COMMUNITY EDUCATION, AND SUMMER PROGRAMS. THE PARK WILL BE ORGANIZED INTO A PRIMARY UNIT FROM KINDERGARTEN THROUGH FOURTH GRADE, AN INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL, AND A COMPREHENSIVE HIGH SCHOOL. THE PHYSICAL AND EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES OF THE PARK ARE THOROUGHLY DESCRIBED IN THE REPORT, AND METHODS OF COPING WITH THE DISADVANTAGES OF SUCH A MASSIVE CENTER ARE DISCUSSED. THE REPORT ALSO INCLUDES DIAGRAMS, SCHEMATIC PRESENTATIONS, A MAP OF THE SITE AND ITS SURROUNDINGS, AND A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE MODEL. (NH)
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Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
Identifiers: New York (Bronx); New York (New York)