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ERIC Number: ED109282
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
Pages: 33
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Reference Count: 0
Social Policy Paper on Education of K-12 Low Income Urban Youth.
Katz, Lee
The stated purposes of this paper are: (1) to explore the character of the Kindergarten through 12 (K-12) educational system in urban centers consisting of populations in excess of 1,000,000; (2) to evaluate existing institutional arrangements at the national level to solve the identified problems; and, (3) to make recommendations regarding possible national policy to solve the problems. It is noted that, often, the urban school bears striking resemblance to the urban environment; its value structure often parallels the lower class subculture. In summation, the following organizational recommendations are proposed: (1) that an interagency systems management bureau within the Office of Education be created reporting directly to the Commissioner; (2) that the interagency systems management bureau be empowered to draw upon the professional expertise that exists within each of the bureaus relating to low income urban youth; and, (3) that the interagency systems management bureau have responsibility for defining major urban areas requiring integrated K-12 services; generate concepts, for possible critical mass impact programs for identified urban sites; sub-contract with relevant bureaus in order to secure appropriate expertise for mounting the comprehensive impact programs; and evaluate both process and product outcomes of funded projects. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Two tables (illustrative material) on pages 16 and 17 of this document may not be clearly legible on reproduction