ERIC Number: ED031794
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
The Educational Dimensions of the Model Cities Program.
Taylor, H. Ralph
Educational policy of the future must place the role of education within the broad context of societal goals. The urban slum condition will not be eliminated by individual programs which focus on special problem areas viewed in relative isolation. The Model Cities Program is a unified approach. First, neighborhoods are asked to fully analyze their problems. Then they must develop a set of approaches, priorities, and goals that constitute their response to local conditions. Finally, the neighborhoods must create an administrative structure that will pull together the various elements in the community to attack problems in their full breadth. Recognition should also be given to the fact that education is not competent to move into areas which are not directly educational. However, cooperation among all of the community's institutions is needed to solve basic problems. The schools must learn to work not only with other elements of local government, but also with the larger community in order to enhance their key role. A question and answer session follows this discussion. (DE)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Community Action, Coordination, Demonstration Programs, Educationally Disadvantaged, Racial Integration, School Role, Slums, Urban Planning, Urban Problems
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 605 Third Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10016 ($5.95).
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Identifiers: Model Cities Program
Note: Chapter 2 in EDUCATION AND URBAN RENAISSANCE, Edited by Roald F. Campbell, & Others. Book based on papers presented at Natl. Conf. on Educ. Dimension of Model Cities Prog. (Univ. of Chicago Ctr. for Continuing Educ.).