ERIC Number: ED236761
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
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Don't Abandon Inner-City Schools. The Endpaper.
Relic, Peter D.
Executive Educator, v4 n8 p32,31 Aug 1982
Suburban high school administrators should attempt to open lines of communication and cooperation between their schools and inner-city high schools. The quality of inner-city high schools has deteriorated in recent decades due to a variety of reasons; however, this does not mean that they should be ignored. There is still much that is worthwhile in these schools. Cooperative programs between urban and suburban high schools can be of mutual benefit. Some ways in which suburban schools can help their urban counterparts are: (1) allowing inner-city teachers to participate in suburban inservice programs; (2) having an exchange program of student bands and choruses; (3) staging athletic contests; (4) sharing volunteer resource people; (5) having student volunteer organizations serve together; (6) exchanging visits between student councils; and (7) conducting joint curriculum studies by teachers. A reconnection between urban and suburban schools needs to be made so that they can improve the future together. (DC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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