ERIC Number: ED031793
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Educational Problems in the Urban Setting.
Campbell, Roald F., Ed.; And Others
In spite of the trend toward suburbanization, the cities continue to be the hub of institutional America. The assimilation of growing numbers of uneducated, unskilled, and minority group immigrants in the face of declining physical, fiscal, and leadership resources is the basic problem confronting cities. The ghetto is populated by individuals possessing insufficient educational and occupational tools to manage in an urban setting. Although the schools are increasingly called upon to solve this problem, planning for building and staffing schools is frustrated by burgeoning and shifting enrollments. The difficulties of getting competent teachers into the ghetto aggravate the crucial problem of the concentration of large numbers of students with serious educational deficiencies. Today we have reason to question the old assumptions that school systems should remain isolated from surrounding institutions and that lay boards of education insure reflection of the public will in school policies. (DE)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Educational Problems, Educationally Disadvantaged, Ghettos, Racial Discrimination, School Community Relationship, School Demography, School Planning, Tax Allocation, Teacher Shortage, Urban Demography, Urban Environment, Urban Problems, Urban Schools
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 605 Third Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10016 ($5.95).
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Note: Chapter 1 in EDUCATION AND URBAN RENAISSANCE. Book based on papers presented at Natl. Conf. on Educ. Dimension of Model Cities Prog. (Univ. of Chicago Ctr. for Continuing Educ.).