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ERIC Number: ED287972
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Nov
Pages: 57
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Trends and Issues In Urban and Minority Education, 1987. ERIC/CUE Trends and Issues Series, Number 6.
Ascher, Carol
Social and demographic changes in American society have given rise to an abundance of educational literature about the role of schools. Schools must provide both basic and advanced academic preparation, but should they also compensate for and assume some of the roles of the family? This document identifies current trends and issues in education by presenting a profile of urban students as reflected in the current literature, and by describing current programs and practices in urban schools. Information is provided in the following categories: (1) the demographics of minority populations, immigrants, dropouts, and pregnant teenagers; (2) programs for dropout prevention; (3) school and classroom organization for learning; (4) creation and maintenance of a professional urban work force; (5) special programs for diverse students; (6) science and mathematics for minority and female students; (7) parents and schooling; (8) business involvement; and (9) minorities and nonpublic schooling. A 205-item bibliography is included. (VM)
ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, Box 40, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.
Note: Part of the Urban Diversity Series.