ERIC Number: ED040228
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Educational Park: A Guide to Its Implementation.
This book analyzes and discusses the various aspects of the "Educational Park," the concept of which was originated as an approach to the present-day crisis of the inner city and its public school system. Basically, the Educational Park is conceived as a large clustering of educational facilities serving all the schools on a campus, so as to bring together the school population of many small neighborhoods and thereby providing for the children and all the citizens of an entire larger urban community; within this fundamental notion, tremendous variation is envisaged. The content of the book focuses on: the internal space environment, economic impact of the Park, architectural design, administrative problems, educational programs, development site selection, transportation system, use of air rights, community participation, cost considerations, and sociological conditions for and consequences of the Park for the community; guidelines are suggested for the implementation of such a Park project with reference to each of the areas discussed. Concluding remarks also emphasize that the Park proposal is no panacea, but that it is an opportunity within which each community must find its own way of applying the overall idea to their particular time and place. (RJ)
Descriptors: Community Services, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Facilities, Educational Finance, Educational Parks, Educational Planning, Educational Quality, Relevance (Education), School Community Relationship, School Organization, Site Selection, Student Characteristics, Student Transportation, Urban Education
Center for Urban Education, 105 Madison Ave., New York City 10016 ($.60 each for the first fifteen copies)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Urban Education, New York, NY.