ERIC Number: ED435526
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Perspectives: A Journal of Research and Opinion about Educational Service Agencies, 1995-1998.
Keane, William G., Ed.
Perspectives: A Journal of Research and Opinion about Educational Service Agencies, v1-4 1995-1998
This document consists of the first four volumes of the annual serial publication "Perspectives: A Journal of Research and Opinion about Educational Service Agencies." Educational service agencies (ESAs) have various names and characteristics across states, but all provide services to local education agencies in a specific geographic region. ESAs offer smaller and poorer districts the economic benefits of shared services and collaboration. This journal includes descriptions, research, and opinion pieces related to the design and operation of ESAs throughout the United States. Volume 1 contains the following articles: "Filling the Vacuum: The Beginnings of a National Database on Educational Service Agencies" (E. Robert Stephens, Lee Christiansen); "ESA Cost-Effectiveness Documented in Washington State Study" (Brian L. Talbott); "Michigan Educational Service Agencies Document Collaboration" (Larry Engel, Teresa Pruden); "Proving ESAs Save Dollars: A Research Design That Works" (M. Craig Stanley); "Inland Empire Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment Program: A Journey toward Teacher Expertise" (Linda D. Scott, Linda Childress); "Statewide Strategic Planning: Iowa's Area Education Agencies Are on the Journey" (J. Gary Hayden); and "Perspectives on the Role of Educational Service Agencies" (Walt Mickler). Volume 2 contains the following articles: "The Politics of Educational Service Agencies: 1996-2000" (Bruce Hunter); "Cost-Analysis Studies of Programs and Services of State Networks of ESAs" (E. Robert Stephens, Hobart L. Harmon); "Positioning ESAs for Future Success" (Ronald S. Fielder); "ESAs and Charter Schools: Defining the Role" (Nicholas C. Timmer); "Computer Services for the Next Century" (Bruce Curran, Noah P. Sessions); "The Five 'C's of an ESD" (Jasmine Chase); "The Northwest Iowa AEA Cooperative: A Model of Cooperation" (J. Gary Hayden); and "One Regional Agency's Game Plan for School Restructuring" (Rose Stellman). Volume 3 has the theme "ESA's as Catalysts of Collaboration" and contains the following articles: "Moving to Market-Driven ESAs" (Edward T. Frye); "Public Schools, Public Pride: A County Showcase" (James G. Redmond, Shelley Yorke Rose); "Using ESAs as Catalysts for Interagency Collaboration" (William J. Bassett); "Reaching Agreement: Building Capacity in Education Service Agencies for Interagency Collaboration" (Cynthia Eagan Martin, Mary Margaret Salls); "Client Views of Texas Service Centers: Research Findings from the Service Centers 2000 Study" (Kay Thomas); "Connecticut RESC Cost Effectiveness" (Susan Olsen Wallerstein); "Educational Service Agencies: An International Perspective" (Ruud J. Gorter); "Dedicated Staff and Grant Funds Enrich Programs for At-Risk Youth" (William A. Le Doux, Anthony J. Amodeo); "Self-Supporting, Self-Sustaining Student Programming" (Bruce D. Vilders); "Supporting Schools through Leadership and Innovative Practices in Special Education" (Martin J. Ikeda, James Stumme, Randy Allison, W. David Tilly III); "Facilitating Specialized Intervention and Integration: A Collaborative School-Wide Team Assistance Project" (Carmen J. Iannaccone, Frank J. Herstek); and "From Woodshed to State Capitol" (Twyla G. Barnes, Kathy J. Rohrer). Volume 4 has the theme "Accountability for ESAs: Is Accreditation the Answer?" and contains the following articles: "Coming of Age" (Brian L. Talbott); "Standards and Performance Measures on the Horizon" (E. Robert Stephens, Hobart L. Harmon); "An Accountability System for Regional Education Service Centers: The Approach in Texas" (Judy M. Castleberry, Felipe Alanis); "Oregon's Regional Education Service Agencies: Evolution of Accountability from Territorial Commissioner to Education Service District" (James G. Maxwell); "Iowa's Area Education Agency Accreditation Standards: Moving towards Alignment of an Educational System" (Judy Jeffrey); "Can Educators Responsibly License Each Other?" (Sue Showers, David P. Moore); "The Galileo Consortium: An ESA Link to Local Districts and Community Colleges" (Frederica C. Frost, Joyce Fouts, Michael P. Flanagan, Sharon C. Dodson); "ESA Consortia for Networking Using the Internet" (Thomas F. Kelly); and "Rural, Remote, and Underserved" (Bruce D. Vilders). (SV)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Cooperation, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Intermediate Administrative Units, Regional Cooperation, School Administration, School Districts, Shared Resources and Services, Statewide Planning, Technical Assistance
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA. American Association of Educational Service Agencies.
Note: Published annually.