ERIC Number: ED159280
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Schooling in Big Cities: A Comparative International Perspective. Urban Diversity Series, No. 54.
Eckstein, Max A.
This document presents a descriptive comparison of public education in Amsterdam, London, New York, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, and Toronto. These cities are alike in that in each population, money, power, and influence are concentrated. In all these cities a common educational problem has been to deal with the disproportionate number of the poor, recent immigrants, or otherwise marginal students that make up their school populations. Though the compensatory approach dominates the efforts of large city school systems to improve the lot of their deprived and marginal students, policies and practices toward cultural minorities remain problematic. Data collected for this survey indicate that urban school problems are widespread and similar across the developed nations of the world and that there are no quick solutions to the problems. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Educational Problems, Elementary Secondary Education, Immigrants, Minority Groups, Public Education, Urban Areas, Urban Education, Urban Schools
Institute for Urban and Minority Education, Box 40, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027 ($2.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Curriculum Committee on Better Human Relations.
Identifiers - Location: Canada (Toronto); Israel (Tel Aviv); Japan (Tokyo); Netherlands (Amsterdam); New York (New York); United Kingdom (London)