ERIC Number: ED023180
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Interaction Between Society and Education in Chicago. Final Report.
Havighurst, Robert J.; And Others
This study of social systems in Chicago has three objectives: (1) To explore the interaction of the educational system with the social structure and social forces in a modern metropolitan area, (2) to make a historical study of the development of education in a city evolving during the 20th century, and (3) to develop a method for a sociohistorical study of education in a complex community. The findings are (1) that the public schools are an important element in the local politics of Chicago, (2) that the public schools have been influential both in educational policy and in receiving financial support from the business men of the community, (3) that several major civic organizations have been important factors in certain decisions affecting schools, (4) that the public schools have been brought into cooperation with noneducational agencies to solve social problems of the city, (5) that teachers' organizations have been active since 1900, (6) that the personalities of certain individuals in the school system have influenced educational history, and (7) that population movements have influenced the public schools. (HW)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Black Community, Board of Education Role, Business Responsibility, Church Responsibility, Citizen Participation, City Government, Educational Policy, History, Metropolitan Areas, Population Trends, Public Schools, School Community Relationship, School Districts, Social Systems, State School District Relationship, Superintendents, Teacher Associations, Welfare Agencies
The University of Chicago, Department of Education, 5835 Kimbark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60637 ($3.00).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL. Dept. of Education.
Identifiers: Illinois (Chicago)