ERIC Number: ED090325
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
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Evaluation of Model Cities Project to Increase Community Involvement of Two Inner City Schools in Kansas City, Missouri, July, 1973. Final Evaluation Report on EPPD (Educational Priorities and Program Development) Project.
Levine, Daniel U.; Meyer, Jeanie K.
The Model Cities Educational Priorities and Program Development (EPPD) Project involved two elementary schools located within the Model Cities areas of Kansas City, Missouri, during the 1972-3 school year. The stated objectives of the program were as follows: (1) Identify the educational needs of inner city children in America in the 1970s, with particular attention given to the educational needs of students attending each EPPD Project school; and reach agreement as to which of these needs should be considered priority needs. (2) Explore the role of the school in a viable community and the role of the community in the education of its children for the purpose of recognizing new relationships which might be developed between project schools and the communities they serve. (3) Identify those areas or aspects of the total school situation, which need to be enhanced or changed in the case of each project school in order that the priority educational needs of students might be met more fully; and reach agreement as to which of these areas or aspects should be given priority status. (4) Identify and implement specific program improvements in each project school which both residents and school personnel believe to be desirable based on their understanding of the educational needs of students, the interdependence of school and community, and existing deficits or needs in project schools. At each school a Task Force comprised of interested school personnel and residents of the school attendance area met on a regular weekly basis to identify educational and program needs and then to attempt implementation of designated projects. (Author/JM)
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Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Kansas City. Center for the Study of Metropolitan Problems in Education.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri