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ERIC Number: ED117254
Record Type: RIE
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The Urban School Administrator -- A Black Perspective.
Townsel, Charles W.
Blacks are said to be often called upon to serve in difficult administrative positions located in school districts with financial difficulties where personnel and/or students are in revolt, where discipline is non-existent, where academic achievement levels are low, and where the community is divided. Major problems that arise when examining the urban school administrator from a black perspective are: the brief tenure of superintendents and other administrators, the urban school administration's reluctance to change, the lack of black people serving on school boards, and the lack of faith in education. Among the challenges and needs of urban school administrators listed are: (1) quality of education to enable all students to meet and deal with society; (2) a redirection of the school's focus from tax burdens to useful tools for the populace; (3) a provision of quality education for all students; (4) to instill in students interest in education; (5) to issue self-challenges; (6) to eliminate segregation; and, (7) to recognize that the present educational efforts are dysfunctional. Issues such as the future of the predominantly black urban center, black education in the North, urban school problems as compared with rural or community systems, federal financing, and revamping of the school curricula are discussed. (Author/AM)
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