ERIC Number: ED023757
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Design for an Effective Schools Program in Urban Centers. Revised.
National Council for Effective Schools, Chicago, IL.
Proposals for the educational improvement of underprivileged urban schools were developed by the American Federation of Teachers. The scheme is predicated on the assumption that each component is essential and integral. Specifically, the proposals recommend that schools have a ceiling of 100 pupils with various procedures available to relieve crowding. Class size should be limited to 18 to 22, with a pupil-adult ratio of 12 to 1. Principals should be carefully selected and their functions should be strictly educational, with assistants performing administrative duties. Present staff should be retained and volunteer teachers recruited for one year service in these schools, with the guarantee of transfer without prejudice if necessary. Staff must be closely involved in school policy formation and must be given up-to-date educational materials and supplies promptly. Other recommendations concern specialized personnel and their relationship with the teaching staff, the special needs and problems posed by the disturbed or educationally handicapped child, community involvement, and school integration. On-going evaluation and provisions for changes are also important. The proposal concludes with a resume of the More Effective Schools program in New York City. (NH)
Descriptors: Administrators, Community Involvement, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy, Educationally Disadvantaged, Emotional Disturbances, Handicapped Children, Instructional Materials, Principals, Program Evaluation, School Size, Services, Student Teacher Ratio, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Participation, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Transfer, Teachers, Urban Schools
American Federation of Teachers, 716 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611($0.50 single; $25 per 100).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Federation of Teachers, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: National Council for Effective Schools, Chicago, IL.
Identifiers: American Federation of Teachers; More Effective Schools Program; New York (New York)