ERIC Number: ED065645
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
A Possible Reality: A Design for the Attainment of High Academic Achievement for Inner-City Students.
Clark, Kenneth B.
This book is composed of two sections, the first being a proposal for a design for raising the academic performance of inner city children. A statement of the problem is followed by a discussion of the prevalent theories seeking to explain underachievement, such as demographic, sociological, psychological, physiological, and biological-genetic explanations. Focus on the basic assumptions of a proposed educational design for the effective education of children in the District of Columbia public schools leads to the formulation of a design encompassing curriculum, educational personnel (teachers, executives, educational aides--paraprofessionals, and tutors), parents, students, evaluation of student performance, and overall organization--the governance and administration of public school systems. This section concludes with a discussion of barriers to be overcome in the implementation of such a proposal in the D.C. schools. The second section of the book deals with supplementary data on the characteristics of effective systems and programs, with detailed treatment of aspects of curriculum, personnel, student motivation, parent involvement, and organizational support that are significant for such systems and programs. [For related document see ED 047 032, RIEMAY71.] (RJ)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Need, Curriculum, Educational Experiments, Educational Quality, Educational Technology, Educational Theories, Low Achievement, Models, Parent Participation, Personnel Needs, Public Schools, School Administration, Student Evaluation, Student Motivation
Emerson Hall Publishers, Inc., 209 W. 97th St., New York, N.Y. 10025 ($6.95)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Metropolitan Applied Research Center, Inc., New York, NY.
Identifiers: District of Columbia