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ERIC Number: ED075889
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
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Lincourt, Michel; Parnass, Harry
This booklet presents the first part, or the conceptual scheme, of a 5-part experimental project aimed at exploiting the under-used physical and human potential of the center-city environment for the benefit of urban education and the acculturization process. The underlying hypothesis is that it is possible to raise the performance level of urban populations by increasing the performance levels of the facilities and resources that make up the physical and organizational intrastructure of a city. The authors conceive the Metro to be the central corridor or "spine" of a new school system, with decentralized educational facilities occupying vacant spaces in the Metro or its extensions and using available services, such as the 12 Metro cinemas empty every morning. The contention is that a new system of schools could thus begin operation at once, injecting new life and financial resources into the existing urban community. Moreover, by operating in leased available spaces in and near the Metro stations, each "learning location" would become the showcase of continuing education to the passer-by. (Photographs and charts may reproduce poorly.) (Author/WM)
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Community Resources, Conceptual Schemes, Decentralization, Educational Experiments, Educational Facilities, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Innovation, Environmental Influences, Facility Utilization Research, Human Resources, Intervention, Management Systems, Organization, Performance Criteria, Shared Facilities, Shared Services, Space Utilization, Urban Education, Urban Environment
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Sponsor: Central Mortgage and Housing Corp., Ottawa (Ontario).; Educational Facilities Labs., Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Montreal Univ. (Quebec).