ERIC Number: ED025861
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Nov-20
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The Views of 920 PACE Project Directors. Report No.5 of the Second National Study of PACE.
Fairfax County Schools, Baileys Crossroads, VA. Center for Effecting Educational Change.
This report consists of a survey and statistical analysis of Projects to Advance Creativity in Education (PACE) as viewed by the 920 project directors in this ESEA Title III program. Discussion centers about (1) characteristics of existing projects, (2) problems encountered, (3) views toward State, local, and Federal agencies, (4) criteria for evaluating and funding, and (5) ideas for the future development of PACE. The recurring most difficult problems of project operation were continuation after present funding is terminated, evaluation, delay in funding and approving modifications, and budget problems related to unseen needs. Most project directors felt that direct lines of communication and better knowledge of local problems were strengths of the State-local relationship, while political problems and lack of leadership were the most likely flaws. Significant support was expressed for the Federal-local relationship. The most important factors in approving new projects were felt to be local needs along with innovativeness and creativity of the proposed project. Suggestions for the future most often involved increases in PACE funds, continuation of project funding after 3 years, more budget flexibility, and clearer guidelines and proposal forms. Five recommendations, based on analysis of the data, are designed to enhance future PACE effectiveness. (TT)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Fairfax County Schools, Baileys Crossroads, VA. Center for Effecting Educational Change.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title III; PACE; Projects to Advance Creativity in Education