ERIC Number: ED055935
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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The Urban R's: Race Relations as a Problem in Urban Education.
Dentler, Robert A., Ed.; And Others
The eighteen essays are written by educators, sociologists, and psychologists based upon studies conducted between 1964 and 1966 pertaining to racially caused educational inequalities in Northern Urban cities. The authors express the idea that educational quality can be improved more by desegregation of public schools than by curriculum or other changes. The premise that a lack of contact between the races in public schools results, in the long run, in society being unable to cope with racial problems, is presented. This book of essays is divided into four parts; the main headings and related topics are summarized as follows: Part I "The Urban Context of Education" relates segregation and problems encountered by urban schools and communities that are in racial transition. Part II"The Intergroup Relations of the Urban School Children" focuses upon the correlation between academic learning and social learning as affected by race relations. Part III "Programming Education for Urban Minorities" presents ways in which certain educational programs can advantageously affect the public schools. Part IV "Negro Children and Youth in Northern Big Cities" emphasizes various individual needs of urban children. Ideas are provided on how urban schools can nurture individual growth of negroes. (SJM)
Descriptors: Black Students, Desegregation Effects, Desegregation Methods, Educational Development, Educational Sociology, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Education, Equal Education, Essays, Individual Development, Racial Relations, School Desegregation, Secondary Education, Socialization, Urban Education
Praeger Publishers, 111 Fourth Avenue, New York, New York 10003 (Hard Cover, $7.00; Paperback, $2.50)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Urban Education, New York, NY.