ERIC Number: ED194645
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
An Inquiry into Public Education in New York City: It's the System, Not the Teachers.
This paper summarizes discussions that took place twice weekly between January 1979 and March 1980 among five teachers and an educational psychologist from New York City elementary schools, and an educational researcher. The purpose of the discussions was to find out what the participants considered to be the major educational problems, and what suggestions they had for changes. Student health needs were discussed, as well as educational issues such as screening, child development, behavior problems, books and materials, in-grade continuity for teachers, exchange of information by teachers, lesson plans, reading problems, learning innovations, professional assistance, class size, and the role of principals, parents, and teachers. Problems in bilingual education were stressed, and recommendations for change were made. Vision problems in New York City elementary schools are discussed in the appendix. (MK)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New York (New York)
Note: Prepared through the Committee for Better Schools, New York, NY.