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ERIC Number: ED160700
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Apr-1
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Beyond Implementation: Analysis of Change in the District of Columbia Public Schools. Summative Evaluation of the Response to Educational Needs Project.
Cooper, Bruce S.
In this document the development, implementation, problems, and successes of the Response to Educational Needs Project (RENP), which involved the Anacostia community of the District of Columbia, are analyzed for the time period 1967-1977. The following questions are addressed: (1) What was the effect of various change agents inside the Federal government and the public schools to create new programs for poor students in Washington, D.C.? (2) How did the enfranchisement of poor community members of the Anacostia Community Board alter the balance of forces in the system, and what power did these persons have in influencing policy? (3) What has been and is currently the working relationship among the major groups under the Anacostia decentralization experiment? (4) What is the impact of a "moderate" innovation like the Anacostia schools project, as opposed to more radical attempts such as educational vouchers or whole system alterations? The three phases of the project's development are reviewed with emphasis placed on the final phase (institutionalization of change and impact on the Anacostia schools). Insights gained from the project regarding changes in inservice education, community involvement, and the administration of innovative programs are discussed. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia