ERIC Number: ED365762
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-May
Reference Count: N/A
Imagine... Providence Blueprint for Education. The Report of the PROBE Commission.
Eddy, Edward D., Ed.; And Others
The Providence Blueprint for Education study (PROBE) gathered as much information as possible about the status of Providence (Rhode Island) schools, collecting data from parents, teachers, the government, school administrators, and the public to paint a broad picture of the schools and areas for improvement. Information was collected from the following area committees: (1) budget and facilities; (2) students; (3) teachers and curriculum; (4) parents; (5) governance; and (6) the community. The study found a school system confused about priorities, interested in personal rewards, patronage possibilities, or bureaucratic functions. It is argued that, in fact, the only interest group is the young people of Providence. With major changes in attitudes and priorities, a climate for learning can be established that meets the needs of the city's youth. Specific recommendations are made for changes for people and structures. Appendixes present a brief profile of the school system and a school/community report. Eight tables and 25 figures present information about Providence students, staff, and schools. (SLD)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Agenda Setting, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Attitudes, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Attitudes, Program Development, Public Opinion, School Districts, School Restructuring, School Surveys, Student Characteristics, Teacher Attitudes, Urban Schools
Public Education Fund/PROBE, 15 Westminster Street, Suite 824, Providence, RI 02903 ($4; includes postage).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Public Education Fund, Providence, RI.