ERIC Number: ED414355
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Strategies for Improving Education in Urban Communities. A Collection of Articles in Honor of Edmund W. Gordon and Maynard C. Reynolds.
Wang, Margaret C., Ed.; Walberg, Herbert J., Ed.
This collection, which was prepared to honor Edmund W. Gordon and Maynard C. Reynolds for their leadership at the Temple University Center for Research in Human Development and Education, represents the work of researchers from the Center on Education in the Inner Cities. It is organized around the four themes of educational resilience, student diversity, school-family-community connections, and ecological and contextual influences on children in inner cities. The following are included: (1) "Educational Resilience in Inner Cities" (Margaret C. Wang, Geneva D. Haertel, and Herbert J. Walberg); (2) "Influence of Kinship Social Support on the Parenting Experiences and Psychosocial Adjustment of African-American Adolescents" (Ronald D. Taylor, Robin Casten, and Susanne M. Flickinger); (3) "Turning around Five At-Risk Elementary Schools" (H. Jerome Freiberg, Neil Prokosch, Edward S. Treister, and Terri Stein); (4) "Investigating the Pedagogy of Poverty in Inner-City Middle-Level Classrooms" (Hersholt C. Waxman, Shwu-Yong L. Huang, and Yolanda N. Padron); (5) "Serving Students at the Margins" (Margaret C. Wang, Maynard C. Reynolds, and Herbert J. Walberg); (6) "Organizing Schools into Small Units: The Case for Educational Equity" (Diana Oxley); (7) "A School-University Partnership Working toward the Restructure of an Urban School and Community" (Andrea G. Zetlin and Elaine MacLeod); (8) "The Changing Politics of Federal Education Policy and Resource Allocation" (Kenneth K. Wong); (9) "Parent Programs: Past, Present, and Future" (Aquiles Iglesias); (10) "The Effectiveness of Collaborative School-Linked Services" (Margaret C. Wang, Geneva D. Haertel, and Herbert J. Walberg); (11) "Coordinated Services for Children: Designing Arks for Storms and Seas Unknown" (Robert L. Crowson and William L. Boyd); (12) "Determinants of Student Educational Expectations and Achievement: Race/Ethnicity and Gender Differences" (Leo C. Rigsby, Judith C. Stull, and Nancy Morse-Kelly); (13) "The Macroecology of Educational Outcomes" (David W. Bartelt); (14) "Racial and Economic Segregation and Educational Outcomes: One Tale--Two Cities" (William L. Yancey and Salvatore J. Saporito); and (15) "Post-Secondary Employment and Education Status of Inner-City Youth: Conventional Wisdom Reconsidered" (William Stull and Michael Goetz). Each selection contains references. (Contains 35 tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Context Effect, Disadvantaged Youth, Diversity (Student), Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Family School Relationship, High Risk Students, Inner City, Low Income Groups, Partnerships in Education, Poverty, Resilience (Personality), Urban Areas, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Research Center on Education in the Inner Cities, Philadelphia, PA.