ERIC Number: ED029596
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Washington Area Universities and the Community: Urban Programs and Courses in Eleven Institutions of Higher Education.
Bisconti, Ann S.
This report contains an inventory of urban programs and courses offered by 11 institutions of higher education in the Washington area. Many of the programs focus on the education and cultural enrichment of the poor and provide basic education for inner-city children, and social, recreational and rehabilitation programs as well as higher education, vocational guidance and training for the urban poor. Other programs offer extended professional training for those who teach or serve poor people. The 3 Washington area medical schools have initiated several programs to provide health aid, counseling and other professional services to needy persons. Many law students counsel indigents and defend them in small claims cases, and are acting to alleviate immediate problems such as substandard housing, high rentals and absentee landlords. Beyond meeting the current crises, faculty members study or analyze urban problems, and teach urban-related courses in specific areas such as city planning, urban renewal, education, business and finance. The 11 institutions offer courses dealing with general urban problems, including poverty, race relations, and the political structure of the city. There have been a few projects to develop better coordination and direction for future efforts, and others to enlist more widespread student support. Student organizations at 6 campuses concentrate their efforts on tutorial, recreational and rehabilitation projects. (WM)
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Sponsor: Federal City Coll., Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Social Science Research, Inc., Washington, DC.