ERIC Number: ED091478
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Mar-31
Reference Count: N/A
Satellite Academies Program: Interim Report.
Center for Urban Education, New York, NY.
The Satellite Academies Program (SAP) is considered to have the following central goals: (1) to improve basic academic skills, (2) to provide meaningful work experience, (3) to develop a job-related educational curriculum, (4) to involve the business community in education, (5) to increase student involvement in the educational process, and (6) to create social support mechanisms for students. SAP was conceived as a viable alternative to the New York City Board of Education's Cooperative Education Program, one that would provide a more comprehensive educational experience and that would satisfy the needs of disadvantaged urban students. It is the product of an agreement among three city organizations. Each of these three bureaucracies took on a section of the program for themselves. City Planning agreed to locate sites and to act as an administrative resource base for the program. Human Resources Administration agreed to supply counselors. The Board of Education agreed to supply teachers and act as a manager of operations. The areas of control were well defined for the members of the "troika," and this arrangement created a problem for the SAP Administration: the Administration had no real autonomy. Owing to tight restrictions on funds, the program had little room to maneuver. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Urban Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)