ERIC Number: ED028543
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Report of the Educational Park Advisory Committee to the Metropolitan Education Subcommittee of the Joint Committee on Education.
Schafer, Ronald, Comp.
An educational park, providing equal educational opportunities for students of both minority and majority groups, is proposed as a solution to the problems of race and socioeconomic deprivation in the Seattle metropolitan area. Positive features of the educational park include its provision for quality education through adaptation, innovation, attraction, and comprehensiveness and its contribution to the elimination of de facto segregation by virtue of its large size and internal decentralization. A model is described to illustrate the workability of the educational park concept in the Seattle metropolitan area. Four recommendations are made for State legislative action--relating State responsibility to local district responsibility in a metropolitan approach to educational planning--and a tentative legislative proposal in 14 sections is outlined to implement the advisory committee's recommendations. (JK)
Descriptors: Black Education, Comprehensive Programs, De Facto Segregation, Decentralization, Disadvantaged Environment, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Opportunities, Educational Parks, Educational Quality, Inner City, Metropolitan Areas, Minority Group Children, Models, Racial Balance, Racial Integration, State Legislation, State School District Relationship, Urban Education
Metropolitan Education Subcommittee Office, 3913-D 15th Avenue N.E., Seattle, Washington 98105.
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Legislature, Olympia.
Identifiers: Washington (Seattle)