ERIC Number: ED118696
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Education in the Big Cities: Problems and Prospects. Report No. 63.
Jesser, David L.
Some of the current thinking on planning and effecting improvements in education in the big cities is together under four major chapters in this publication. A section on major developments, problems, and needs addresses such issues as accelerated rate of change, crisis confrontations ano brush fire techniques, and unanticipated consequences of change. Four issues (educational leadership in the mainstream of society, dilemmas in big city education, recent developments and insights, and next steps) are included under a section on problems and challenges of big city education. Sub-issues such as migration of the disadvantaged, quality of education amid the process of ethnic desegregation of schools, accountability, and effective governance are also treated here. A section on preparing to meet the challenges and needs focuses on cooperative arrangements between groups, organizations, and agencies, planning and change, bringing schools closer to the people, and recognizing and removing constraints. The final section addresses emerging roles and relationships and discusses state education agencies, consortia of local administrators, institutions of higher learning, and intra-governmental efforts. It is concluded that cooperation throughout the entire governance system will continue to develop and improve the quality of the education programs. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Change Agents, Change Strategies, Consortia, Cooperative Planning, Educational Problems, Educationally Disadvantaged, Metropolitan Areas, Minority Group Children, Municipalities, Rural to Urban Migration, School Community Relationship, School Desegregation, Urban Education, Urban Schools, Urban Teaching
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Improving State Leadership in Education, Denver, CO.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.