ERIC Number: ED047042
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
The Reform of Urban Schools. Schools for the 70's, Preliminary Series.
Fantini, Mario D.
In this book, an overall analysis of the urban crisis is presented and concrete suggestions are made for renewing urban education through a unique design called the "public-schools-of-choice system." Fundamentally a plan in which a range of optional school programs would be offered to diverse student groups in every community, the public schools of choice would open up a range of educational opportunity and choice so far available mainly to students attending private schools. It is not a voucher plan that is suggested; new kinds of public schools are called for. In a plea for a new approach to educational decision making which involves direct participation by all concerned parties of interest--parents, students, teachers, administrators--it is deemed necessary to open up the structure of public education to a whole new range of ideas. Several programs already in existence are discussed--such as a community-centered school, a school without walls, and an academic prep school. (JW)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Community Schools, Decision Making, Disadvantaged Youth, Free Choice Transfer Programs, Parent School Relationship, Public Education, Public Schools, School Community Relationship, School Districts, Urban Education, Urban Schools
Publication-Sales Section, National Education Association, 1201 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (Cloth: $3.25; Paper: $1.75)
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Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC. Center for the Study of Instruction.