ERIC Number: ED152915
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar-31
Reference Count: 0
Urban Education: Progress Toward Renewal and Reform.
Chase, Francis S.
The Urban Education Studies were motivated by the conviction that in many city school districts there are developments which may become forerunners of fundamental transformations in elementary and secondary education. Several distinctive features were incorporated into the design of the studies, such as concentration on unusually successful programs in high priority areas and the use of study teams of qualified persons from urban districts and universities. Five hundred and ninety-nine successful programs from 30 large cities were reviewed. Urban education, it was concluded, has an inner vitality which is generating innovative programs and strategies of great potential even in the midst of extremely adverse conditions. An increasing number of community agencies and groups are joining with the schools to develop enriched environments for learning. In this way, the gulf between schools and society is being bridged. Innovative programs and alternatives are producing significant options and changing the quality of educational experiences at both elementary and secondary levels. Federal intervention has either triggered or expedited a high proportion of the successful innovations, but success still rests heavily on local leadership. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (Toronto, Canada, March 27-31, 1978)