ERIC Number: ED207208
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Major Policy Issues Surrounding the Education Service Agency Movement and a Proposed Research and Development Agenda. ESA Study Series/Report No. VII.
Stephens, E. Robert; And Others
Prompted by the accelerating growth in the use of education service agencies (ESAs) to improve state systems of education, this discussion of major policy issues and a proposed research agenda is addressed to policy planners at the state or local levels and to policy and research communities. The purpose of the paper is to raise and clarify issues rather than to settle them. The paper is divided according to six features of ESA operations: (1) primary mission, programs, and services; (2) establishment; (3) governance; (4) financing; (5) staffing; and (6) physical facilities. A total of 25 major policy issues and 41 research and development proposals are presented. The document does not discuss whether or not ESAs should be supported nor does it concern itself with implementation procedures. (Author/WD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Edgewood Independent School District, San Antonio, TX.
Authoring Institution: Stephens Associates, Burtonsville, MD.
Note: For related documents, see EA 013 993-998.