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Strategies for Metropolitan Cooperation in Education. Final Report.
Lowe, William T.; And Others
This study is one part of a larger effort to examine the rapidly increasing phenomenon of regionalism in public education. It provides several perspectives on the educational problems of cities, offers some suggestions for improvement that are being tried in two metropolitan regions, and describes some of the talents, resources, organizational patterns, facilities, and commitments being employed. The case study technique was used to examine and analyze two medium-sized areas (Hartford, Connecticut, and Nashville- Davidson County, Tennessee) to learn from these metropolitan regions about providing high quality education equitably and economically. After analyzing data gathered from over 50 indepth interviews with community and educational leaders, 200 questionnaires, local newspaper stories, and all available reports and documents, researchers concluded that (1) although Nashville and Hartford are using different means, they are both making meaningful progress toward an equitable, efficient, and economical metropolitan effort in education; and (2) for many communities the voluntary or Hartford model provides the best promise. An extensive bibliography sectioned according to general, Nashville, and Hartford references is included. (Author/EA)
Descriptors: City Government, Cost Effectiveness, Economic Factors, Educational Finance, Educational Opportunities, Educational Problems, Educational Quality, Equal Education, Higher Education, Metropolitan Areas, Models, Population Growth, Population Trends, Public Schools, Regional Cooperation, Regional Planning, Social Influences, State Government
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rochester Univ., NY.