ERIC Number: ED459298
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
Children and Families in Urban Schools and Communities Roundtable (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 30-December 1, 2000). Fathers and Families Second-Tier Roundtable Series.
Pennsylvania Univ., Philadelphia. National Center on Fathers and Families.
This paper summarizes a roundtable that brought together researchers, school leaders, practitioners, and policymakers to identify barriers to the education and well-being of urban children and families and explore opportunities to promote change. The first section summarizes the three commissioned papers: "Issues and Strategies Related to Improving Education in Urban Centers" (Vivian L. Gadsden); "How Research and Inquiry Can Inform Urban Education: Notes for Research Planning at OERI" (Michael S. Knapp and Rudy Crew); and "Boldness along the Road to Greater Student Achievement in Urban School Systems" (Sam Stringfield and Gerry House). Cross-cutting issues raised during the subsequent discussions are described in the reminder of the summary and include current and emerging issues for children and families in urban areas (e.g., rethinking approaches to standards, examining school financing, and applying other public models); research directions (e.g., examining intersections and contexts, understanding the classroom as a context, and reassessing the role of university-based research); implications for policymaking (e.g., bridge divided realms, match rhetoric with reality, and align incentives); and lessons for practice (e.g., adapting and updating promising models, rebuilding trust, and contextualizing collaboration). (SM)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Univ., Philadelphia. National Center on Fathers and Families.
Note: Roundtable co-sponsored by the Council of Great City Schools.