ERIC Number: ED185227
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
A Dallas Story.
The East Oak Cliff Subdistrict in Dallas has sought to improve its educational program through a commitment to making the pluralistic setting of the urban school an asset. The major goals of the district are to create a school and community climate which affirms education and multicultural experiences; to implement a more effective delivery system to ensure mastery of basic academic and social skills; to develop a community outreach and involvement program which maximizes the home-school partnership; and to reach accountability. To facilitate these goals the district uses a governance system in which the administration, in conjunction with the staff, sets building goals. There is a regular assessment of building needs, and a leadership team meets with the associate superintendent. To prepare administrators for making changes, a leadership program has been developed. Community involvement is obtained through such methods as a community convocation and lecture series and cooperation in a pilot program on racism. Special programs are used to extend learning experiences for students, including a program for identifying gifted and talented children, cooperation with a local college, and establishment of cultural heritage centers. A team of instructional facilitators has also been used to help individual schools. (Author/MK)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Multicultural Education, Needs Assessment, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Urban Education
Not available separately; See UD 020 524
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Texas (Dallas)
Note: For related documents see UD 020 524-537. Paper presented at the Conference for Urban Educators (Madison, WI, 1978).