ERIC Number: ED355312
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Current Trends and Issues in Urban Education, 1993. Trends and Issues No. 19.
Ascher, Carol; Burnett, Gary
This paper reviews 1993 trends and issues in urban education in five sections. Following an introduction, the first section describes the economic conditions of today's diverse urban public school students and the way that poverty differentially affects various ethnic and racial student groups. A second section analyzes key educational policies affecting urban students: school choice, desegregation, magnet schools, and school finance. A third section reviews a variety of special programs for students disadvantaged by poverty, minority status, and/or disability. A fourth section reviews a group of linked practices that are in the midst of turmoil and change because they all seek to handle the growing diversity among students in a new way. This section covers testing and tracking, instructional practices for heterogeneous groups of students; student learning styles; and three popular models for school restructuring: Accelerated Schools, the School Development Program, and Success for All. A final section looks at the role of parents in educational reform. An author biography is included. (Contains 187 references.) (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropout Prevention, Educational Assessment, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Heterogeneous Grouping, Minority Group Children, Multicultural Education, Public Schools, School Choice, School Restructuring, Student Characteristics, Urban Education
ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, Box 40, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.