ERIC Number: EJ370307
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1988
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Withered Hopes, Stillborn Dreams: The Dismal Panorama of Urban Schools.
Maeroff, Gene I.
Phi Delta Kappan, v69 n9 p632-38 May 1988
The educational reform movement has proven largely irrelevant to urban minority students' needs. Dropout prevention programs have bestowed meaningless diplomas, while side-stepping the root causes of failure and underachievement. Urban high schools are large and impersonal and have a sour, dispirited atmosphere that discourages learning. Clearly, smaller learning units and a different instructional philosophy are needed. Includes 12 references. (MLH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
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