ERIC Number: ED273719
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Sep
Trends and Issues in Urban Education: A Student-Based Perspective. ERIC/CUE Trends and Issues Series, Number 5.
Ascher, Carol; And Others
This paper provides a review of three related literatures on urban education: the demographic characteristics of the students and communities served by urban schools; some notable urban educational policies and practices; and issues and trends in equity research. The following trends and issues in school programs and practices specifically related to urban and minority education are examined: urban responses to the reform commission reports; urban and minority students and private schooling; effective schooling programs; curricular issues related to urban, minority, and poor students; compensatory education programs; school violence; dropout programs and practices; school-corporate alliances; parent participation in schooling; and programs related to new immigrants. The four equity concerns which are highlighted include: desegregation effects, magnet schooling, bilingual education, and sex equity. There are small encouraging signs that the schools are educating urban students better than they did a decade ago: dropout rates for all groups but Hispanics are down; standardized achievement test scores have risen slightly; and efforts to help parent participation in schooling through at-home teaching have enhanced the educational process. Yet many special needs of urban students go unmet, including such basic needs as housing, nutrition, and health care. (ETS)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Compensatory Education, Dropouts, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Literacy, Minority Groups, Race, School Effectiveness, Urban Demography, Urban Schools
ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, Box 40, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027 ($3.00).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.