ERIC Number: ED403336
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Fostering Resilience and Learning Success in Schools: The Learning City Program. Spotlight on Student Success. No. 102.
Wang, Margaret C.; Oates, Jane
The Learning City Program (LCP), based on research at the National Center on Education in the Inner Cities, was developed to promote the radical improvement of learning in city schools by linking schools with other learning environments, including homes, libraries, museums, the workplace, institutions of higher learning, and other public and private sector establishments. Fostering educational resilience through the LCP is supported by a delivery system that provides organizational and professional development support for achieving a high degree of implementation at school and classroom levels. LCP has been implemented at a middle school and elementary school in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) and an elementary school in Houston (Texas). The LCP program focuses on student achievement, patterns of active learning and teaching, and positive attitudes of students and teachers. One of the implications that can be drawn from the work of the LCP so far is that program implementation must be a shared responsibility of all stakeholders at the grassroots level. It is also apparent that programs that work in one city can be models for others. For this reason, ways to share research information and experience must be developed. (Contains five references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Delivery Systems, Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary Secondary Education, Models, Partnerships in Education, Program Implementation, Shared Resources and Services, Stakeholders, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Urban Schools
Mid-Atlantic Laboratory for Student Success, 9th Floor, Ritter Hall Annex, 13th Street and Cecil B. Moore Ave., Philadelphia, PA, 19122; phone: 800-892-5550; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.temple.edu/departments/LSS
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mid-Atlantic Lab. for Student Success, Philadelphia, PA.