ERIC Number: ED038771
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
Reference Count: 0
School Organization Patterns: The Educational Park; The Middle School: PROJECT DESIGN. Interagency Planning for Urban Educational Needs, Number 33.
Booth, William, Comp.; And Others
This study considers use of the "educational park" and "middle school" concepts in Fresno, California. It is part of Phase II of PROJECT DESIGN, an ESEA Title III project administered by the Fresno City Unified School District. The educational park remains largely theoretical; few have moved to physical planning and construction stages. The report notes that the possible benefits of facilitating racial integration, improved efficiency and productivity, increased facility utilization, wider range of various special facilities, and increased support and specialist staff services seem more than outweighed by massive construction and transportation funding. It is suggested that the district continue to monitor this concept. However, it is recommended that the Fresno schools seriously consider adopting an organizational pattern containing middle schools. Not only do the values of middle schools make this approach desirable for Fresno, but also many of the recent innovative trends in Fresno would be further facilitated if the district would adopt the middle school concept. Existing school facilities and recently initiated building would both be utilized with minor modification. (Author/DE)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Centralization, Educational Complexes, Educational Economics, Educational Facilities, Educational Parks, Educational Planning, Feasibility Studies, Middle Schools, School Desegregation, School Organization, Transitional Schools, Urban Education
Fresno City Unified School District, Calif. 93707
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Fresno City Unified School District, CA.
Identifiers: California (Fresno); Elementary Secondary Education Act Title III