ERIC Number: ED088194
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Crisis Response. A Report of Activities of the Center for Urban Education During the School Strikes in New York City in the Fall of 1968.
Center for Urban Education, New York, NY.
During the 1966-67 school year, as part of its efforts towards decentralization, the Board of Education of New York City created an autonomous district located in the Ocean Hill-Brownsville area of Brooklyn. The newly formed local board experienced some difficulty in staffing the new district and eventually transferred 19 "uncooperative" teachers to the Central Board for reassignment. This summary action aroused the ire of the United Federation of Teachers and eventually led to a series of strikes in the fall of 1968. These strikes brought on a crisis in the educational life of the city. As the research and development arm of the U.S. Office of Education in New York region, the Center for Urban Education was tied to the school system through its programs in nearly 100 schools. By nature of its contract, it was incumbent upon the Center to respond to the crisis. The Center's approach was established after numerous discussions and decisions arrived at by its Board of Trustees and its Management Group. These decisions are recorded in this report along with descriptions of six action projects engaged in by Center personnel. These projects were: (1) creative energy workshops in the arts; (2) television instruction; (3) training of parent-instructors; (4) workshops on post-strike problems; (5) descriptions by two superintendents of events during strikes in their districts; and (6) a survey of community attitudes in one district. Also included are reflections on the strike situation excerpted from the Center's leading publications. (Author/JF)
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Authoring Institution: Center for Urban Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)