ERIC Number: ED206755
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Urban Education Network: Documentation and Commentary on Its Development.
Pickens, Kenneth R.; And Others
This report presents descriptive and evaluative materials on the development of the Urban Education Network, an organization that joined 20 school districts, 11 state departments of education, and the Central Midwestern Regional Educational Lab (CEMREL), for the purpose of improving urban education. Part I of the report written by Kenneth Pickens and Donald Miller of CEMREL, is a summary of the documentation and formative analysis of the Network which included interviews with Network participants, teachers, and administrators who have benefited from Network programs. This formative analysis is followed in Part II by a commentary on the Network's first three years by Allen Parker, Executive Director of the Center on Technology and Society, and Principal Investigator of a National Institute of Education project which compares over fifty education networks. Part II reviews key issues involved in educational networking and provides an assessment of the Urban Education Network's activities. Appendices to the report elaborate upon the methodology of the formative analysis, give a chronology of the Network's activities, and list its members. (Author/APM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC. Dissemination and Improvement of Practice Program.
Authoring Institution: CEMREL, Inc., St. Louis, MO.