ERIC Number: ED021424
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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Saint Paul--A Center for Learning.
Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Center for Field Studies.; Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Graduate School of Education.
The feasibility of centralizing elements of the educational process in Saint Paul, Minnesota provided the premise for proposed long range solutions to the educational needs of the community. The role of education in the community was explored by staff specialists in school organization, curriculum design, and urban planning. Research design relied on interviews with community leaders and school personnel and visits to institutions which contributed to the educational resources of the area. Questionnaires submitted to principals and teachers suggested system needs for curriculum development, teacher training, educational resources, and supportive services. Specific recommendations for remedying system deficiencies were organized about a proposed city center for learning which would serve students of all city schools by analyzing a student's individual characteristics, improving teacher competence, developing appropriate learning experiences, and providing materials to support those learning experiences. Other recommendations included consolidation of existing facilities, planning a new central elementary school, and racially integrating the school system. The teacher questionnaire and responses by percentages appear in an appendix. (FO)
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Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Center for Field Studies.; Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Graduate School of Education.