ERIC Number: ED030594
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Classroom Teachers Speak on Urban Education. Report of the Classroom Teachers National Study Conference on Urban Education: Problems, Implications, and Responsibilities for Classroom Teachers.
National Education Association, Washington, DC. Association of Classroom Teachers.
This booklet presents reactions, opinions, and recommendations of the 52 teachers representing 37 states at a conference designed to make them aware of the whole spectrum of problems of education in the big cities and to stimulate them to think creatively about them. Introductory sections present the background of the conference and describe the design, which included a day of visitation in inner-city schools of the District of Columbia, small work group discussions, and presentation and interchange of viewpoints of a panel of educators and one of community leaders, and planning for followup action by conference participants. A summary of questionnaire results presents the participants' personal reactions to the conference experience, their feelings about the individual teacher's responsibility for solutions, and their recommendations for action by local, state, and national education associations. The second half of the report (in response to participant recommendations) outlines four conference designs that state and local associations might use to extend the objectives of the national study conference. General guidelines for planning a conference are also presented along with the operating plans that were used for the national conference. Appended are (1) the participant questionnaire, (2) a list of resources including articles, pamphlets, and audiovisual materials, and (3) a roster of participants, representatives, observers, and consultants. (JS)
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Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC. Association of Classroom Teachers.