ERIC Number: ED023781
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Mar-15
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Institutional Collaboration to Improve Urban Public Education with Special Reference to the City of Chicago (Urban Education Developmental Project). Final Report.
Congreve, Willard J.
This feasibility study sought (a) to determine how the University of Chicago, The Woodlawn Organization, and the Chicago Public Schools could collaborate to improve inner-city public education, and (b) to develop an operational plan for such collaboration. Necessary collaborative dialogue was developed and maintained through the creation and operation of the Woodlawn Community Board, a 21-member group consisting of seven representatives each from the Chicago Public Schools, The Woodlawn Organization, and the University of Chicago. The project staff undertook to answer four questions: (a) What are the critical problems and educational needs in the East Woodlawn community? (b) What new ideas can be generated and implemented in response to the problems and needs? (c) What new ways of working together need to be established? (d) How can the new institutional relationships and activities be financed? As a result of the study, the Chicago Board of Education established the Woodlawn Experimental District and identified a stream of three schools (K-6, 7-8, 9-12) for initial experimentation. It also recognized the Woodlawn Community Board as the body which will review all activities related to the experiment and make recommendations concerning them to the General Superintendent and the Chicago Board of Education.
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Community Organizations, Community Problems, Community Study, Educational Improvement, Feasibility Studies, Institutional Cooperation, Program Descriptions, Public Education, Research and Development Centers, School Districts, Slum Schools, Universities, Urban Education
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL.