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ERIC Number: ED170413
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Urban Education Studies: Assimilation of Programs into Continuing District Operations.
Schwandt, David R.; Cummings, Jay R.
The Urban Education Studies focuses its efforts on the study of promising educational programs in urban school districts. Experience has confirmed the basic assumption that many programs and strategies of demonstrated or potential excellence are to be found in the urban setting. The generalizations gleaned from the data and on-site visits accentuate the importance of program leadership, staff commitment, Federal program support, program evaluation, alternative student choices, and involvement of the community in planning and implementation. Cross-functional study teams which have been used in the on-site visits have proven successful. The research process used by these teams acts as an instrument for improving communication among reference organizations and also as a means for identifying and examining the conditions under which successful programs operate. Some of the prerequisites for educational improvement indicated by the findings of the cross-functional teams include the equitable allocation of resources, flexibility in school organization and modes of instruction, and the utilization of the total urban environment as a resource for educational experiences. (Author/EB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Urban Education Studies
Note: Paper prepared for the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)