ERIC Number: ED179649
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Variables Affecting the Learning of Inner City Children.
Boardman, Anthony E.; And Others
In examining both non-school and school conditions and resources that may affect learning, this paper focuses on the education of poor, minority, and low achieving inner city children. First, the external environment of urban schools is discussed in terms of structural factors (such as racial isolation and inadequate employment, housing, and social services) which affect the home environment of the urban child. Second, research on cultural similarities and differences in the educational process of inner city children is reviewed. Based on B.S. Bloom's theory of learning, and focusing on the interaction between attitudes and achievement, models are drawn for the education of black, Asian American, and Puerto Rican students. Third, economic literature which addresses the issue of what school resources can enhance the achievement of poor inner city children is reviewed. Among the factors discussed are teacher characteristics, teaching techniques, and school and class size. Finally, the effects of different organizational processes at the classroom, school, and district level on the learning of urban children are analyzed. (Author/GC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Failure, Inner City, Learning, Minority Group Children, Research Reviews (Publications), Student Attitudes, Success, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Teaching Methods, Urban Environment, Urban Youth
Not available separately; See UD 019 979
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Note: For related documents, see UD 019 979-987; Paper prepared for the National Conference on Urban Education (4th, Philadelphia, PA, November 18-21, 1978)