ERIC Number: ED375236
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Organizing a Knowledge Base for Urban School Restructuring. Restructuring To Educate the Urban Learner. A Decisionmaking Framework.
Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
The Urban Education Project developed by Research for Better Schools, Inc., has focused on meeting the needs of urban students in a changing and demanding society. In the second contract year of a 5-year contract, the project developed the Urban Education Restructuring Framework by categorizing relevant literature and school-oriented experiences into four themes to guide restructuring decision making. These themes, cultural diversity and learning, unrecognized abilities and underdeveloped potential of urban students, enhancement of ability development through motivation and effort, and resilience, constitute a new vision of the urban learner. The new vision is then integrated with the following areas that are central to the functioning of schools: (1) curriculum, instruction, and assessment; (2) staff development; (3) school environment; and (4) effective management. Urban students should not be seen as the problem, they should be viewed as a major ingredient of the solution to the problems of educational achievement, a strong economy, and a productive society. One figure illustrates the discussion. (Contains 27 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Ability, Administration, Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Knowledge Level, Models, School Restructuring, Staff Development, Student Characteristics, Urban Education, Urban Schools, Urban Youth
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.