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ERIC Number: ED021007
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Oct
Pages: 5
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CITIES AND SCHOOLS.
CLEMENTS, H. MILLARD
THIS DISCUSSION OF URBAN EDUCATION BRIEFLY ANALYZES THE OPERATIONAL FRAMEWORK OF LARGE CITIES AND SCHOOLS. IT IS FELT THAT THE PRESENT EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM, WHICH PROVIDES ONLY ONE FORM OF EDUCATION FOR ALL PUPILS, INCONGRUOUSLY REFLECTS THE ADHERENCE TO ESTABLISHED VALUES, LIMITED OPPORTUNITY FOR CHOICE, AND GENERAL ROUTINIZATION WHICH ARE CHARACTERISTIC OF SMALL TOWN SCHOOLS. IF URBAN SCHOOLS ARE TO BE MEANINGFUL, THEY MUST PRESERVE THE BASIC FREEDOMS AND AMENITIES OF CITY LIFE. EDUCATORS IN LARGE CITIES SHOULD ENCOURAGE EDUCATIONAL DIVERSITY AND INDEPENDENT THINKING, AND BE WILLING TO TAKE RISKS. CURRICULUM MATERIAL SHOULD BE AUTHENTIC AND ACCURATE. OTHER INNOVATIONS MIGHT INCLUDE THE DECENTRALIZATION OF CITY SCHOOLS AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF EDUCATIONAL PARKS WHICH WOULD OFFER A VARIETY OF EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES. THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED IN "PHI DELTA KAPPAN," VOLUME 49, NUMBER 2, OCTOBER 1967. (NH)
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