ERIC Number: ED198203
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Urban Education: The City as a Living Curriculum.
Mayberry, Claude, Jr., Ed.
This book describes problems faced by urban public schools and offers solutions that can be applied by urban school communities. The text is divided into six chapters. Chapter one discusses the attitudes and behaviors of the people who form the urban community and how they relate to and affect inequity in educational resources, curriculum, integration, and desegregation. The second chapter, on urban educational leadership, examines the current situation of public schools in relation to their basic functions and suggests that change can occur through leadership and the mobilization of resources. Chapter three discusses developing curriculum in an urban context, describes curriculum models that are being successfully used in some urban districts, and proposes a six step process to assist educators in utilizing the city as a living curriculum. "Financing Education in Urban Areas," the fourth chapter, focuses upon the property tax and the burdens it places on low-income households and suggests strategies for change. Chapter five discusses politics and the curriculum by describing relevant legislation and how the political process operates at the local level to control the educational process. The final chapter offers recommendations for using the political process to increase opportunities and equal access to quality education. (Author/MK)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.
Note: Not available in paper copy due to institution's restriction.