ERIC Number: ED156820
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr-13
Address by Patricia Albjerg Graham to Conference on Urban Education.
Graham, Patricia Albjerg
Two NIE objectives are to increase educational opportunities by addressing issues of educational equity, and to improve educational practice. Educational equity involves reducing the predictive value of race, sex, and social class in determining educational achievement. There are three major problems in improving urban education: (1) lack of credibility of urban education researchers; (2) methodological weaknesses in educational research; and (3) the study of issues surrounding the identification and replication of successful school practices. It is noted by the Director of NIE that fortunately there is a growing trust between research organizations and urban school systems. In addition, a variety of research methodologies are increasingly being used to study urban education. Finally, there is a growing awareness of the problems involved in replicating the characteristics present in successful urban schools to other schools. What can be done once these successful examples of urban schooling are identified remains a challenge for urban education researchers. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Conference on Urban Education (Madison, Wisconsin, April 13, 1978)