ERIC Number: ED041096
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug-18
Reference Count: 0
A Study of School Activities Intended to Effect Racial, Economic, or Social Balance. Final Report.
The focus of this study is on the problems and prospects of providing quality education to children of the disadvantaged inner city school districts, particularly in the face of continued movement of the more affluent families to suburban areas. Based on examination of the literature on the many facets of the urban-suburban education problem, on reports and proposals for on-going cooperative urban-suburban programs, and on visits to programs or program officials, the following were the findings that emerged: (1) academic achievement of disadvantaged students exposed to cooperative programs has been significantly high; (2) trouble spots anticipated in these programs (such as behavior problems) did not materialize; and, (3) general opposition to these programs by parents and taxpayers decreased with time. Among the recommendations suggested are: (1) development of a model to bring such cooperative programs to the attention of all citizens; (2) expansion of teacher training programs by schools of education to include appreciation of urban-suburban problems; and, (3) establishment of a national committee on goals for urban-suburban education in order to take care of research on and the funding of such programs. (RJ)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook.