ERIC Number: ED059322
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Education in Cities: The World Year Book of Education 1970.
Lauwerys, Joseph A., Ed.; Scanlon, David G., Ed.
The purpose of this book is to concentrate on the effects of urbanization on education at all levels--an aspect which has, of course, been mentioned explicitly in the literature concerned with problems of urban growth, though usually in the context of social problems, town planning, etc. What is attempted in this volume, therefore, is to present a comparative study of some general educational problems common to most urban areas and then to see what particular problems arise from different sorts of urban development--for example, the growth of shanty towns, the decay of city centres, the dispersion of the city, or the establisment of new towns. The analysis is made more specific by the number of case studies which exemplify particular educational problems arising from different sorts of urban development in different parts of the world. The contributions in the volume reveal similarities both in the development of cities throughout the world and in the educational problems which arise, while also showing how complex those problems are. Even in general terms, the articles reveal that the solutions, in terms of schools to be provided and curricula to be followed, have yet to be found. The solutions, in terms of specific countries and the problems unique to them, are even further off. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Development, Educational Needs, Schools of Education, Social Change, Urban Education, Urban Problems, Urban Schools
Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., New York, N.Y. ($12.95)
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Identifiers: Africa; Europe; Far East; Middle East; Near East; North America; South America