ERIC Number: ED203492
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Educational Priorities for Discretionary Funding.
Bachelor, Patricia A.; And Others
To provide information on what innovations are considered to be desirable and promising in the improvement of education, this study analyzes the grant proposals submitted to the BankAmerica Foundation's Educational Initiatives Program from 1978 to 1980 in terms of technical and practical utility. The results of the study show that California educators view expansion of the curriculum as the most important need. Other areas identified as needing development include student time on task, academic skills and attitudes, and vocational skills and attitudes. Special interest needs, such as programs for superior students and those to help minority and handicapped individuals attain professional occupations, comprise the lowest identifiable priorities. Program implementation was most commonly achieved through hiring of personnel, including certified and noncertified staff, or specialists, and purchase of curricular materials. The findings suggest, then, that for practical improvement in education, the focus has yet to move to electronic systems. (Author/WD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: BankAmerica Foundation Educ Initiatives Program; California
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981). Occasional uneven print.