ERIC Number: ED062290
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Coordination of Organic Curriculum Development in the Public Schools of Mineola, New York. Final Report.
Spack, Eliot G.
This report describes organic curriculum development, the redefinition of goals, and the overhaul of the educational process in the public schools of Mineola, New York. In May 1967, superintendents met in Florida to establish the initial network for the program entitled the Educational System for the Seventies (ES '70). This report reflects the background and working of the program from the point of view of a coordinator. The report includes a prologue which describes the objectives and functions of the program. The program was developed in six pages: 1) building a relationship by the coordinator; 2) diagnosis of the problem, identification of the opportunities, and a look at the system; 3) acquiring relevant resources related to new approaches to instruction and management; 4) choosing the solution; 5) gaining acceptance for the innovations; 6) stabilizing the innovation and generating self-renewal through a positive attitude, an internal subsystem to bring about change, an active inclination to seek external resources, and a perspective on the future. The project's greatest success appears to be in establishing a climate for change in the school district. Surveys, newsletters, an 83-item bibliography, and supporting documentation concerning the program are included. (Related Documents SP 005 662 and SP 005 657 are ES '70 developments in other schools.) (MJM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Mineola Public Schools, NY.