ERIC Number: ED039300
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-5
Reference Count: 0
Urban Education: Its Challenge to the Research Community.
Watson, Bernard C.
Public education in our big cities across the country is fighting for its life. In most urban centers, school systems are faced with enormous deficits in their operating budgets, and there is no tax relief in sight. If we, together, are to rescue public education from its imminent danger of extinction, we must resolve to abandon the present course of educational research, which is too often trivial, petty, and frivolous. We must establish new relationships which will result in improved training, provide relevant information to the administrators and instructors in the school system, and produce results mutually beneficial to the researcher and the worker in the field. Above all, we must pull together what has been done before and pursue what still needs to be done to assure all our youngsters the opportunity for excellent education. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (JM)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Programs, Educational Research, Educational Researchers, Educational Resources, Information Utilization, Public Education, Relevance (Education), Research Criteria, Research Design, Research Needs, Research Utilization, Training, Urban Education
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Note: Speech given before the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Minneapolis, Minn., March 5, 1970