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Education and Urban Renaissance


reviewed by Marilyn Gittell 1970

coverTitle: Education and Urban Renaissance
Author(s): R.F. Campbell, L.A. Marx, R.O. Nystrand
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
ISBN: , Pages: , Year:
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The consensus of opinion by the authors of these papers that educa­tion can no longer be insulated from other urban services and needs is a most welcome change of attitude, particularly for the professional educator. There, is a general acceptance of the urban school as a community-based institution. The editors tell us that the conference was originally conceived to discuss the characteristics of the ideal urban school and was later revised to relate specifically to the Model Cities legislation. Only one of the authors questions the neighborhood confines of the Model Cities Demonstration Project as a satisfactory geographic boundary; as such, David Lewis' paper presents an im­portant contrast to the other views. One would have expected that the papers would combine a realistic or practical evaluation of edu­cation reform and some innovative alternatives for structural and educational change. The Bourgeois paper, which was added after the conference, pro­vides a discussion of some of the organizational problems faced by the Model Cities group in St. Louis, but its... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 71 Number 3, 1970, p. 510-512
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1795, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 10:18:42 PM

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