ERIC Number: ED166817
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Building for School and Community. III: United States. OECD Programme on Educational Building.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
The Programme on Educational Building (PEB) has sponsored the analysis of projects in various countries that associate school buildings with community facilities. The texts brought together in this volume concern the United States. A paper prepared by the Office of Education provides information on the historical and administrative background of the American programs on community education. Part 1 of the report deals mainly with single projects in which school and community facilities have been coordinated and, within this range, with two extreme solutions: the large purpose-built center and the opposite recent trend towards utilizing empty schools. The examples presented of the large facilities are the Human Resources Center in Pontiac, Michigan; the Thomas Jefferson Junior High School and Community Center in Arlington, Virginia; and Paul Laurence Dunbar High School and Community Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Part 2 reports on the neighborhood and citywide models, particularly the SAND project and the Everywhere School in Hartford, Connecticut, and the community school concept including various models and programs in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The last text, "User Participation in Planning and Design," is based on the concepts and method developed in a number of coordinated facility projects. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Community Centers, Community Education, Community Schools, Coordination, Declining Enrollment, Educational History, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Facility Guidelines, Federal Aid, International Education, International Organizations, School Closing, School Community Relationship, Shared Facilities
OECD Publications and Information Center, Suite 1207, 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006 ($11.50)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
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