ERIC Number: ED174699
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Are Educational Priority Areas Still Worthwhile?
Centre for Information and Advice on Educational Disadvantage, Manchester (England).
This report summarizes the major papers presented at the conference and outlines the topics addressed in the group discussions. The papers summarized reflect the different views held by local education authorities in Great Britain concerning "Educational Priority Areas" (EPAs). The validity, practicality, and implications of various EPA approaches are discussed. Specific actions taken by the local authorities to establish priority areas for meeting the needs of disadvantaged students at different educational levels are described. These actions are evaluated in the group discussion outlines. Other issues dealt with include the designation and funding of EPAs, the corporate approaches to problems of disadvantage, school-based approaches to area problems, the diversity and effectiveness of educational provision, and the appropriate eduational provision for ethnic minorities. Listings of background papers and conference participants and a select bibliography with brief descriptions of a few typical studies are provided. (EB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre for Information and Advice on Educational Disadvantage, Manchester (England).
Identifiers: Great Britain
Note: Report of a conference of the Centre for Information and Advice on Educational Disadvantage (Manchester, England, September 9-10, 1977)