ERIC Number: ED071190
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
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A Foundation Goes to School. The Ford Foundation Comprehensive School Improvement Program, 1960-1970.
Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
This report provides a critical analysis of the Foundation's program, examining its rationale, implementation, and impact. The Foundation gave access to all correspondence and progress reports relating to the program to an independent evaluation team and facilitated visits to most of the 25 project sites. The first chapter discusses the entry of the Foundation into educational activities and traces the development of those activities through the decade of educational experiments in the 1950's and into the CSIP of the 1960s. Diagrams illustrate breakdowns of the $31 million funding of the program by geographic region, race and culture, community population, and type of grantee. The second chapter concentrates on CSIP's role in teacher development and changing educational practices. The implications behind the experiments in organization and administration are discussed in the third chapter. The final chapter discusses the implications of and the lessons to be drawn from CSIP efforts. A list of projects by state and the amount of grant for each and a list of publications resulting from the CSIP project are included at the end of the publication. (Page 13, a figure showing funding by amounts and sequence, may reproduce poorly.) (Author/DN)
Descriptors: Comprehensive Programs, Educational Change, Educational Experiments, Educational Innovation, Educational Needs, Educational Programs, Foundation Programs, Program Design, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
Ford Foundation, Office of Reports, 320 East 43rd Street, New York, New York 10017
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Authoring Institution: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.