ERIC Number: ED254938
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The New York Experience: Phase II 1980--To the Future.
Freeborne, Gerald L.
The New York State Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) are designed to meet the demand for regional delivery of supplementary educational services and support for New York State school districts. BOCES have provided occupational education programs and special education programs for the disabled as well as other shared services. This paper discusses recent activities and future directions of BOCES. The first section describes a planning process to identify need for change in occupational education programs to reflect the transition from a manufacuring economy to one based on service and technology. The second section describes recent developments in special education, including a statewide network for providing inservice education to teachers, administrators, parents, board of education members, and support personnel. The third section describes the role of BOCES in providing inservice training in all educational areas. An action plan, designed to improve elementary and secondary educational results, calls for regional training and resource centers in each of the 43 BOCES and the 5 large cities. The fourth secion describes the 13 regional computer centers delivering management and instructional support services to the school districts in New York State. The fifth section describes regional planning and cooperation in instructional management, and the final section points out important future directions for BOCES, including proposed legislation to permit academic course offerings at regular BOCES centers. (TE)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Computers, Education Service Centers, Educational Technology, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Improvement, Regional Programs, Regional Schools, Shared Services, Special Education, State Agencies, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Boards of Cooperative Educational Services; New York
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).