ERIC Number: ED081875
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jun-30
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72 Annual Report, The Learning Cooperative.
Gaines, Edythe J.
The Learning Cooperative, after completion of certain transitional and start-up activities following the announcement of its establishment on September 9, got under way in its newly-acquired headquarters on the afternoon of October 15, 1971. The 145 working days from that date to June 30, 1972, marked a period of activity which resulted in the significant accomplishments which are chronicled in the report. In summary, the following were the major accomplishments of those 145 days: (1) the establishment of a medium, a mechanism, an organization "in the system" but considered not quite "of the system," which provided a point of useful contact both for "system insiders" and for "system outsiders" to meet on the common ground of wanting to effect fundamental reform and improvement in New York City public education; (2) the establishment of an instrumentality by which educational leadership could be exercised and exerted in a unitary school system which is also characterized by dual governance; the Cooperative provided an instrument by which cooperative and collaborative activity proceeding from shared leadership in a dual governance school system could be tested out on reasonably appropriate proving grounds; important issues in this regard remain as yet unresolved; and, (3) the writing, publication, and wide dissemination of "Design for Change," a consensus document which sets forth comprehensively but concisely the new mission of New York City public education and the strategy by which that mission may be accomplished. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Accountability, Agency Cooperation, College School Cooperation, Decentralization, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Planning, Educational Programs, Financial Support, Information Dissemination, Institutional Cooperation, Private Financial Support, Teacher Education, Urban Education
Learning Cooperative, 475 Riverside Dr., Suite 425, New York, N. Y. 10027 ($1.00)
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Authoring Institution: Learning Cooperative, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)