ERIC Number: ED086402
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Feb-1
Reference Count: 0
Educational Cooperation: A National Study of Regional Units.
Turner, Walter G.
During the past several years, regional educational service agencies (RESA's) have grown in number and service. Yet very little research has been undertaken to determine what these agencies actually do, how they do what they do, and how well they do what they do. This paper is intended to make a beginning, to answer some questions about RESA's, and to stimulate further research in the name of improved educational cooperation. The discussion covers: (1) cooperative service units: an overview - legislation and governance; (2) regional center: the 1974 study - population and geographic distribution, and financial structure of selected RESA's. Hoping that increased communication and sharing will enable the development of the best possible educational programs for all children, 7 recommendations are submitted, such as having a comprehensive needs assessments conducted by the cooperative service units in all of their member school districts; and exploring and/or developing new programs based on conclusions derived from the needs assessment. (FF)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Las Cruces, NM.
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference, National Federation for the Improvement of Rural Education, January 30-31, February 1, 1974, Las Vegas, Nevada