ERIC Number: ED025451
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
Education for the Inner City: A Practical Proposal by an Impractical Theorist.
Getzels, J. W.
The School Review, Autumn 1967, p283-299
Urban education problems require long-term conceptual analysis leading to reconstruction. Focused preparation is necessary; that is, prospective teachers, counselors, psychologists, and administrators must learn to understand each other's problems and functions, and the educational and other issues confronting them in the inner city, so they can cooperate more effectively in the school situation. Preparation must also be coordinated. At least a nucleus of school personnel must be put into the schools with some working relations already established among them so that together as a team they might have greater impact in fostering change than if trained and placed individually. Rather than add newly trained personnel one by one to schools where they may easily become habituated to preestablished ways of doing things, if would be better to add cadres of newly trained personnel to institute procedures to which the old personnel may become accustomed. Finally, a demonstration and induction school, a place to prepare and induct school personnel for work in the inner city and to maintain communication and the exchange of ideas between the university and the school district, is necessary for translating the new methods and materials of the laboratory and the experimental project into the practices of the inner city school. (Author/SG)
Descriptors: Black Youth, College School Cooperation, Coordination, Demonstration Centers, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation, Educational Innovation, Field Experience Programs, Inner City, School Cadres, School Personnel, Staff Development, Staff Utilization, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teaching Experience, Urban Education
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Note: Address given at the Univ. of Chicago Dinner, the American Assn. of School Administrators meeting, Atlantic City, Feb. 13, 1967.