ERIC Number: ED375220
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Restructuring To Educate the Urban Learner: Invited Papers.
Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
The Research for Better Schools Urban Education Project provides a different framework from current education-reform efforts for restructuring urban schools and improving educational quality. This volume organizes a set of invited papers according to the Urban Learner Framework themes of cultural diversity and learning, unrecognized abilities and underdeveloped potential, enhanced achievement through motivation, and effort, and resilience. The decisionmaking framework integrates the new vision of the urban learner, as expressed in four themes with four areas central to the functioning of schools, namely: curriculum, instruction, and assessment; staff development; school environment; and management. Papers and their authors are as follows: (1) "A New Vision of the Urban Learner" (Eric J. Cooper); (2) "Cultural Compatibility and Diversity: Implications for the Urban Classroom" (Roland G. Tharp); (3) "The New Age of Discovery: The Hidden Talents of America's Urban Youth" (Ernesto M. Bernal); (4) "Enhancing Achievement through Expectation and Effort" (Shin-Ying Lee); (5) "Developing Resilience in Youth in Urban America" (Linda F. Winfield); (6) "Linking Urban Students to the 21st Century" (Beau Fly Jones); (7) "Redesigning the 'Vision' through Staff and Professional Development" (Yvette E. Jackson); (8) "The Researching and Inquiring Manager: Responding to the Urban Learner; Working toward Culturally Appropriate Education" (James H. Lytle); and (9) "The Interconnections between Classroom, Cultural, and Natural Systems Ecologies: Understanding the Deep Characteristics of Culture as a Basis of Teacher Decisionmaking in Urban Settings" (C. A. Bowers). References follow each paper. (GLR)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.