ERIC Number: ED212700
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Urban Education in the 80s: The Never Ending Challenge.
National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.
Contemporary problems in urban education are explored in this collection of papers. The leading article discusses the implications of urban decay and demographic change for school finance and educational accountability. The second paper stresses the need for a basic skills curriculum, well-trained teachers, and the inclusion of parents in curriculum decision making and planning. Subsequent articles focus on the objectives of school improvement programs; government responsibility in urban school reform; the "crisis of confidence" in urban schools; school public relations policies; the importance of community support in improving urban schools; the responsibilities of office and support staff; strategies for motivating students in urban schools; and the effects of negative school environments on urban youth. Other topics discussed include the leadership role of the urban school principal, the political responsibilities of school administrators, and a voluntary desegregation plan for the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania public schools. Contributing authors include Scott D. Thomson, Santee Ruffin, Bernard C. Watson, Bernard G. Kelner, Ronald H. Lewis, Mark R. Shedd, Thomas J. Burns, Vincent E. Reed, Larry Ascough, John C. Fareira, Robert L. Schain, Sydney Weiss, Andrew Robinson, Emeral A. Crosby, Robert W. Evans, James E. Hagerty, Barbara J. Love, Byrd L. Jones, Atron A. Gentry, Frank B. Pesci, Sr., and Richard D. Hanusey. (GC)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Desegregation Plans, Educational Finance, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Role, Program Effectiveness, School Community Relationship, School Policy, Urban Education
National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.
Identifiers: Philadelphia School District PA