ERIC Number: ED025629
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May
Reference Count: 0
Education and Manpower Strategies and Programs for Deprived Urban Neighborhoods: The Model Cities Approach. Final Report.
National League of Cities, Washington, DC. Dept. of Urban Studies.
This report attempts to identify effective strategies that might be used by city and school administrators in planning, initiating, and coordinating comprehensive deprived neighborhood manpower and education programs. It is the result of a 4-day workshop of leaders in local government and school systems, held in late 1967 at the University of Maryland, and involving 42 persons from 15 cities that had submitted Model Cities planning grant applications. Fifteen papers (included in this report) were delivered by some of the 28 expert practitioners, academicians, and federal administrators in the fields of education and manpower who served as the workshop faculty. The workshop focused on new strategies and programs, innovative approaches to a cooperative action by all agencies, and comprehensive manpower and education development operations, but no single strategy for success was uncovered. Experimentation, collaboration, and compromise were recognized as essential and certain guidelines for cities were developed, including: (1) Citizen participation in the planning and implementation of programs should be encouraged, (2) Cooperation and coordination between city hall, the schools, and others must be achieved, and (3) the Model Cities approach embodies the necessary elements and is the best current example of the paths to be followed to solve the urban dilemma. (ET)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Agency Cooperation, Conference Reports, Coordination, Educational Programs, Employment Programs, Federal Programs, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Neighborhood Improvement, Poverty, Program Development, Slums, Speeches, Unemployment, Urban Education, Urban Environment, Urban Improvement, Urban Renewal
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National League of Cities, Washington, DC. Dept. of Urban Studies.