ERIC Number: ED137045
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr-7
Reference Count: 0
The Rural Experimental Schools Program: Some Implications for Federal Reformers.
Herriott, Robert E.
The National Institute of Education's (NIE) Experimental Schools (ES) program is described in terms of development and evaluation in this report on the ES rural component. Specifically, this report details the following: (1) Objectives and Procedures (competition requirements involving school districts of 2,500 or less in population, a local plan, comprehensive change, a five-year terminal Federal funding commitment, and participation in a research endeavor); (2) Relationship of ES/Washington to Local School Districts (the selection period of March 15-June 30, 1972; the planning period of July 1, 1972-June 30, 1973; production of an acceptable formal project plan as specified by Federal guidelines and interpreted by the Federal Project Officer; critical re-examination of assumptions in the initial "letters of interest" submitted by the 10 chosen districts; prior approval by ES/Washington of budget and staff; an interactive process of plan review and revision; a commitment to comprehensive change; formative evaluation of project process; contracting for plan implementation; and the implementation period of July 1, 1973-June 30, 1976); (3) Implications and Recommendations (short-term feedback sessions involving both local and Federal officials; a vehicle to create a broker role between Federal and local officials; and a problem oriented manual on Federal-local relationships). (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, New York, April 7, 1977)