ERIC Number: ED103141
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the Appalachian School Study Project. Working Paper No. 4.
Wagner, Thomas E.
A volunteer committee principally derived from the Cincinnati Human Relations Commission, studied an elementary, junior, and senior high school in the Cincinnati Public School System during March, April, and May of 1973 to ascertain whether or not these schools were meeting the special needs of children in the predominantly Appalachian neighborhood of Lower Price Hill. In each school the committee made several observation visits; interviewed students, teachers, administrators, and parents; and analyzed school documents. In general the committee concluded that the Cincinnati Public Schools have failed to meet the educational needs of many Appalachian children, since teachers reflected little knowledge regarding student heritage; counselors and administrators anticipated only 50 to 70 percent of the Appalachian students would finish high school; students expressed anxiety about moving from one school to the next; and there was little evidence of district concern for Appalachian students. Committee recommendations included: more inservice programs emphasizing heritage awareness; special minicourses emphasizing the unique heritage of the urban Appalachian student; development of articulation programs designed to ease the transition from one school to another; eradication of the prevailing educational/vocational assumptions about Appalachian students; and the development of better home/school relationships. (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Urban Appalachian Council, Cincinnati, OH.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio (Cincinnati)