ERIC Number: ED057117
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May
Reference Count: 0
Resources for Urban Schools: Better Use and Balance. CED Supplementary Paper, Number 33.
McMurrin, Sterling M., Ed.
Contents of this book include five papers: (1) "Financing Education for the Urban Disadvantaged," Henry Levin--analyzes the linkages between educational finance and educational quality in large-city schools, and discusses alternative plans for financial innovation; (2) "Accountability in Education," Leon Lessinger--explores the idea of accountability by describing programs and techniques such as independent accomplishment audits, performance contracts, development capital, and escrows; (3) "Training Teachers of the Disadvantaged: Blueprint for a Breakthrough," James Stone--describes a model based on the idea of a separate institution for teacher training, in which teacher training for the disadvantaged is planned and conducted at the grassroots level, with the local school and neighborhood intimately involved, and with responsibility lodged in an agency controlled by the local community; (4) "Educational Facilities for the Urban Disadvantaged," Harold Gores--analyzes experimentation in physical plants for education, and derives a list of "principles of educational renewal;" and, (5) "The Educational Park Concept," Thomas Pettigrew--analyzes the structural barriers to school segregation, such as demographic trends and school districting, and introduces the centralized park as a structural solution for overcoming these barriers and accomplishing school integration. (JM)
Descriptors: Accountability, Community Control, Desegregation Methods, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Administration, Educational Facilities, Educational Needs, Educational Parks, Educational Planning, Educational Resources, Inner City, Resource Allocation, School Desegregation, Teacher Education, Urban Schools
Committee for Economic Development, 477 Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10022 ($3.50, paperback)
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Authoring Institution: Committee for Economic Development, New York, NY. Research and Policy Committee.