ERIC Number: ED194973
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
The Comprehensive Project for Deprived Communitites in Israel.
A large-scale educational program, involving 30 settlements and neighborhoods that had been defined as suffering from deprivation, this project included a variety of reinforcement and enrichment programs. Information for a case study of the program was collected through interviews. Findings indicated that the guiding principles of the program included a desire for a comprehensive, massive, thorough, and decisive program. Each community involved in the program had a steering committee, and these committees were coordinated at the ministry of education level. Committees were hampered by their inability to do long-range planning, by a desire to demonstrate quick and impressive results, by their constant need for additional funds, and by the lack of effective control measures. Although prospects looked bleak for the project, the outcome was more favorable than expected. The program was, nevertheless, hampered by a lack of literature on long-range planning and by a lack of experience with it by educational administrators. Findings indicate that good research in projects and long-range planning can only be conducted by research institutions, that help from the academic community is badly needed in the planning of similar projects, and that lack of systematic preparation of educational executives may account for some of the drawbacks mentioned. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Committees, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Failure, Foreign Countries, Long Range Planning, Politics, Program Descriptions, Research Needs, School Community Programs, Success
Not available separately; see EA 013 022.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Univ., Vancouver. Center for Continuing Education.
Note: Published in "Canadian and Comparative Educational Administration" (EA 013 022). Based on a paper presented at the International Intervisitation Program in Educational Administration (4th, Montreal and Vancouver, Canada, May 1980). For related documents, see EA 013 022-050.