ERIC Number: ED461682
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Through the Eyes of Children: A New Vision for Ohio's Urban School Communities. An Urban Schools Initiative Report to Ohio's Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
The Ohio Department of Public Schools launched its Ohio Urban Schools Initiative as a commitment to systemic long-term change in the state's 24 urban districts. This report contains a framework that represents the initial phase of the Urban Schools Initiative, which developed into a collaborative effort among the school systems, state and local agencies, and the private sector. The recommendations of the Urban Schools Initiative in this report appear in four major sections. Each discusses broad objectives followed by recommended actions. The sections are: (1) "Coming Together: Redefining Communities," recommendations about shared responsibility and accountability for urban school improvement; (2) "Teaching and Learning: Creating a Renaissance in Urban Schools," recommendations on the need to raise expectations, measure and recognize improvement, and provide multiple pathways to educational success; (3) "Students, Parents, and Teachers: Navigating the Transitions to New Levels of Learning," recommendations about the need to understand individuals and their learning processes; and (4) "Foundations for Change," recommendations that address the need to provide urban youth with physical surroundings that support learning and help urban educators maximize the resources available for improvement. An appendix contains starting points for performance measurement, a list of resources, lists of participants and contributors, and city school district profiles. (Contains 15 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Martha Holden Jennings Foundation, Cleveland, OH.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio