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ERIC Number: ED119373
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 179
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Change in Education. Insights from Performance Contracting. A Rand Education Policy Study.
Carpenter-Huffman, P.; And Others
This book examines the process of change in American public education, focusing in particular on various experiments in performance contracting that were conducted between 1969 and 1973. Chapter 1 briefly reviews the process of change in education and describes the performance contracting concept and the ways its advocates expected it to overcome major barriers to change. Chapter 2 provides a detailed discussion of the Office of Economic Opportunity's (OEO) experiment in large-scale application of the performance contracting approach. Chapter 3 discusses the more significant implications of the OEO experiment. Chapter 4 describes in detail five performance contracting programs that were developed outside the OEO experiment, and chapter 5 discusses the implications of those five programs. Chapter 6 brings together the lessons learned from the performance contracting experience and discusses what they reveal about the barriers that hinder any basic modification of the American educational system. (Author/JG)
Ballinger Publishing Company, Harvard Square, 17 Dunster Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 ($13.50)
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