FOUNDATION is a tax-exempt private foundation established and
funded by Dr. Francis Mechner as a charitable trust.
The Foundation's interests and pursuits are in the field of education,
educational technology, research in the behavioral sciences, and
promotion of the arts, the unifying theme of these activities being the
long-term enhancement of the quality of life.
The foundation conducts and supports projects in education,
the behavioral sciences, educational technology and the arts.
currently conducting a demonstration of how present-day knowledge of
the learning process, educational theory, organizational theory, and
psychology can be applied to the design and operation of a novel
type of K-12 school. (See the article
The Paideia Individualized
Education Model, which can be
downloaded from this website.) The Foundation seeks to
demonstrate the educational and economic benefits of aggregating a
number of such schools to form a larger school.
Foundation welcomes the possibility of collaboration with individuals
and organization performing research in areas related to the
Foundation's pursuits. From time to time, the Foundation has provided
grants to support such research. For more information, please click here.
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SOLOMON LERNER PROJECT
Foundation is seeking to locate the most important paintings of the
Ukrainian-born painter Solomon Lerner (1890-1963) with a view to
bringing his life's work to the attention of the art world.