ERIC Number: ED058365
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Designing Education for Tomorrow's Cities.
Fantini, Mario D.; Young, Milton A.
This book is designed to provide not so much a blueprint of specification as a framework that will enable communities to identify the kind of educational system that they believe is most relevant to their needs. The development of new communities, such as Fort Lincoln, Washington, D.C., provides an opportunity for a major new approach to the problems facing education. Here, there are no constraints in terms of existing school buildings or an existing bureaucracy. A total new system can be conceptualized. The operation of the system would have some common elements with that of a strategy for model subsystems. For instance, the Fort Lincoln system would be under the District of Columbia Board of Education, which would supervise the almost autonomous system through a newly created Special Projects Division, an organizational innovation in which the larger system increases its capacity for facilitating and coordinating the development of various subsystems. The Fort Lincoln educational system would serve as a proving ground for programs that will be fed back to revitalize and renovate larger systems. Such a strategy provides an opportunity to produce an educational system to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century as well as the urgent needs of society today. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational Facilities, Educational Innovation, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Programs, Educational Quality, Program Development, School Community Relationship, School Organization, Social Change, Systems Approach, Systems Development, Urban Education
Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., 383 Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10017 ($3.10)
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Identifiers: District of Columbia