ERIC Number: ED023756
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
One Man's Answers to the Educational Problems of a City.
In this speech the Superintendent of the Hartford Public Schools proposes some solutions to the problems of urban schooling. He feels that city boards of education should be fiscally independent of municipal governments and that the state should be responsible for organizing school districts to insure integrated education. One of his proposals is for the redistricting of the Hartford schools into semi-autonomous units directed by a district board made up of representatives of the community, professionals, and members of the central board. To improve teacher performance, he outlines a program in which future teachers would work in the schools from the time they enter a teachers college until the time they receive their masters degree; and to make education more relevant to the needs of disadvantaged students, he encourages the development of work-study programs. Hartford now has plans to construct several new schools at all levels which will allow for individual instruction. It is also part of a regional network established to facilitate greater dissemination of educational research. (EF)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, College School Cooperation, Community Involvement, Community Schools, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Individual Instruction, Regional Cooperation, Resource Centers, School Construction, School District Reorganization, State Action, Teacher Education, Work Study Programs
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Identifiers: Connecticut; Hartford; Metropolitan Effort Toward Regional Opportunity; University of Hartford CT
Note: Speech given at the first annual tri-chapter meeting of area Kappans (Springfield, Mass., April 2, 1968).