ERIC Number: ED107442
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
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The Problem of Regional Educational Service Centers in the United States of America with Special Reference to the Seventh-Day Adventist School System. A Descriptive Study.
Powell, Richard K.
The basic purpose of this study was to find ways and means to improve the educational system of the Seventh Day Adventist church and to render practical information to other church groups and public institutions. Utilizing data collected via mail or personal contact with service centers, the media phases of cooperative and/or regional programs were emphasized. Three broad areas of concern were explored: (1) the sociological, philosophical, and demographic features of American life in the context of history and political science as related to general educational trends and the cooperative regional approach; (2) the rationale, purpose, organization, and the financial and physical aspects of cooperative regional centers; (3) various denominational needs and solutions via cooperative action. Among the specific areas explored were: curricular services, administrative services, personnel services, pupil personnel services and special education, mobile services, library programs and services, audiovisual programs and services, telecommunications, and instructional and educational television. Confined generally to the U.S., the study developed specific recommendations for Michigan, Northern California, and Nebraska. Detailed recommendations focusing on economic utilization of resources and organic organization were developed for the Seventh Day Adventist church. (JC)
Descriptors: Administration, Audiovisual Instruction, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Education Service Centers, Educational Cooperation, Educational Philosophy, Educational Television, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Needs, Learning Resources Centers, Library Services, Mobile Educational Services, Parochial Schools, Regional Cooperation, Rural Areas
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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