ERIC Number: ED057126
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Understanding Metropolitan Living: Description and Evaluation of a Cooperative City--Suburban Program for Urban Students in the 1970s. Summer Progress Report.
Hall, Betty; Levine, Daniel U.
Understanding Metropolitan Living (UML) was a cooperative summer school sponsored and conducted by a suburban school district in Johnson County, Kansas, and the central city school districts in Kansas City, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri. A six-week instructional program was conducted between June 8 and July 17, 1970, for 40 suburban students and 20 central city students. The students came from elementary schools and junior high schools. School district officials tried to select students who had demonstrated scholastic ability and a record of good school attendance. UML was a voluntary program which brought students together across state lines. Buses were provided for transportation. The stated goals were: to utilize community resources in learning about the metropolitan area and its people; to facilitate the development of positive intercultural understanding and intergroup relationships among students of differing social, economic, racial, and ethnic backgrounds; and, to actively involve students in high interest learning experiences dealing with the future of the metropolitan area. In this report, an evaluation of the program is presented. Most of the evaluation report describes the perceptions of participants and observers. Strengths and weaknesses of the program are also analyzed. Finally, various recommendations are presented. (Author/JW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Kansas City. Center for the Study of Metropolitan Problems in Education.
Note: Report on the Summer 1970 Cooperative Summer School conducted in Johnson County and Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri, October 1970