ERIC Number: ED084693
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
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The Emergence of the Regional Educational Service Agency Concept in Education: Dominant Organizational Patterns and Programming Thrusts.
Stephens, E. Robert
This paper presents a description of the emerging middle echelon unit of school government--the Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA). The document defines RESA's as those offices of school government sandwiched between State and local school district levels and considers the development of the regional educational service agency concept in 30 States. The description of the emerging RESA focuses on an overview of the existing inadequacies of local school districts and the search for alternatives; the development of the regional educational service agency concept in the several States; dominant organizational and programing patterns in Statewide and partial Statewide systems; recommended criteria for the establishment, governance, organization, and operation of RESA; and an overview of the major problems and issues in the establishment and operation of RESA units. (Maps may reproduce poorly.) (Author/DN)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Conferences, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Finance, Educational Trends, Elementary Schools, Evaluation Criteria, Intermediate Administrative Units, Program Descriptions, Regional Planning, School Districts, School Organization, Secondary Schools, State Departments of Education, State School District Relationship
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. School Finance Study Unit.
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