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ERIC Number: ED130435
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Educational Service Centers in the U.S.A.
Davis, Harold S.
Over the years, thousands of school systems have joined forces to provide a variety of services for their pupils. Some are relatively simple cooperatives created for a single purpose such as provision of vocational-technical or special education. Others are rather sophisticated organizations offering everything from inservice education for teachers to mass purchasing and data processing. Efforts range from low-key voluntary efforts aided by permissive legislation to complex agencies supported by mandatory acts. Those looking for the "best" system have many models from which to choose. To better understand the diverse approaches used in various states, the author has chosen to employ four categories: permissive (those states with specific legislation encouraging the development of educational service centers on a voluntary basis); mandatory (those states with legislation mandating the formation of centers and that also make membership mandatory); mandatory/voluntary (those states with legislation mandating the formation of centers, but that leave membership voluntary); and no legislation (those states without legislation regarding the formation of educational service centers). Chapters are arranged according to these four categories and are internally structured according to historical development.(Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Education Service Centers, Educational Legislation, Intermediate Administrative Units, Program Descriptions, Regional Cooperation, State Legislation, State Programs
Dr. Frank R. Yulo, Study Coordinator, Administration and Supervision Department, Southern Connecticut State College, New Haven, Connecticut 06515 ($3.00 prepaid; checks must be made payable to "ACES-ESC Study")
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford.