ERIC Number: ED085902
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
A Plan for Middle Schools, Buffalo, New York. A Study of Sites, Organization and Program, Part III, Component No. 4. Final Report.
Wolff, Max; Stein, Annie
At present, the section of Buffalo in which the majority of the residents are white carries most of the burden of the K-8 schools with their extremely limited seventh and eight grade offerings. The sections of the community in which the majority of the residents are black now carry the heavy burdens of teacher shortage and teacher turnover that result in lower educational achievement. All the schools suffer from lack of even the most fundamental equipment such as books, dictionaries, globes, and maps. The Middle School Complexes can provide a solution that will cost substantially less than simply replacing the existing old buildings at their present locations. The Complex concept also opens up a new potential for a much higher quality of education available to all children on the basis of real equality and without segregation. Each Complex would belong to a larger community as a whole, responsive to and responsible to that total community. This study attempts to plan locations, attendance areas, and organizations for middle schools to make it feasible for the Board of Education in Buffalo to eliminate racial imbalance, progressively, at least from the fifth grade on. Ways to meet this goal are described within the context of the severe plant obsolescence problem and the urgent need to provide ways of improving the quality of schooling at every grade level for every pupil. (Author)
Descriptors: Building Obsolescence, Construction Needs, Courses, De Facto Segregation, Educational Complexes, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Needs, Educational Parks, Educational Programs, Middle Schools, Program Design, Relevance (Education), School Organization, School Planning, Site Selection, Staff Role, Urban Problems, Urban Schools
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Urban Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York; New York (Buffalo)