ERIC Number: ED033437
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Dec
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An Essay on Federal Incentives and Local and State Educational Initiative. A Search for New Energy: ESEA Title III.
Benson, Charles S.; Guthrie, James W.
This study, funded by ESEA Title III, has concerned itself with that program's ability to encourage local school authorities to accomplish needed educational reforms and to consider implications for future program activities. Suggestions are included for those concerned with the administration of Title III at the State level. The information upon which this report is based was obtained as a result of visits to 60 projects located in 30 States. At each project, visits with key project persons were structured by a questionnaire composed of open-ended inquiries. In addition, the perceptions of school board members and other community spokesmen were solicited. Title III projects were found to be particularly effective in encouraging (1) new instructional modes and curricula formats, (2) new educational technology, (3) systematic resource allocation, (4) cooperation and resource sharing among local school districts, (5) establishment of special education programs, and (6) incentives to persons with extraordinary talents. (Author/MF)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Curriculum Enrichment, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, Educational Planning, Federal Programs, Federal State Relationship, Gifted, Incentive Grants, Individualized Instruction, Preschool Education, Program Evaluation, Racial Integration, Vocational Education
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III