ERIC Number: ED186520
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
The PTA in the Urban Context: Phase II; An Action Plan.
National PTA, Chicago, IL.
The National PTA Urban Task Force chose to focus on three issues facing urban education: inadequate financing of public education, lack of parental or broad-based community participation in schools, and youth unemployment. The Task Force identified coalition building at local and national levels as the best strategy for helping resolve the selected problems. Three coalition building models are presented. The school finance model emphasizes the development of alternatives to the inequities of a property tax base in order to achieve more uniform and stable financial bases. The parental involvement model stresses increased participation of parents in school, community, and home settings. It encompasses the use of parenting techniques to better enable parents to relate to their children and methods for mobilizing parents to overcome their sense of powerlessness in dealing with home/school factors that affect their children's educational needs. The youth unemployment model focuses on strategies for encouraging elected officials, business and industry leaders, and educators to commit themselves to improving job opportunities for youth. Emphasis is placed on school programs related to resources and training for employment in the community. (Author/MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National PTA, Chicago, IL.