ERIC Number: ED025862
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Nov-29
Reference Count: 0
PACE: Catalyst for Change. Report No. 6 of the Second National Study of PACE.
Fairfax County Schools, Baileys Crossroads, VA. Center for Effecting Educational Change.
In this final report, 17 special consultants view from the perspective of their own specialities the future of the Projects to Advance Creativity in Education (PACE) program funded under ESEA Title III. The 17 individually authored reports approach the problem of whether or not this innovative and creative program has been afflicted with loss of imagination, and evaluate other problems related to the future of PACE. Points of focus include (1) curriculum and subject disciplines, (2) students, (3) school organization, (4) computer technology, (5) supplementary service centers, (6) school community relations, and (7) operation, priorities, and evaluation of PACE. The consultants unanimously conclude that turnover of ESEA Title III to the States and categorization of 15 percent of PACE funds for the handicapped are examples of waning Federal freshness, dynamism, and dedication brought about by political manipulation and changes in USOE staff responsible for PACE. Politics, lack of imagination, and lack of organization are also plaguing the program at the State level, although its strength does continue at the local level. On the whole, the consultants find that PACE remains healthy, but with signs of premature old age. Recommendations to enrich PACE are made and recommendations of the first five reports are recapitulated. (TT)
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Course Evaluation, Curriculum Development, Education Service Centers, Educational Innovation, Exceptional Persons, Federal Programs, Federal State Relationship, Handicapped Students, Problems, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School Community Relationship, School Organization, State Programs, Student Personnel Services, Supplementary Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
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