Challenges of Urban Education and Efficacy of School ReformISBN: 076230426X;
Hardbound. Urban Education is the primary target of the school reform movement and remains the most difficult to assess and repair. The crisis in urban school systems mirrors many of the problems found in big cities - poor economic conditions for schoolsand families, personnel shortages and high turnover rates, improper facilities and materials, and political struggles over issues of structure and control. This book analyzes the problems effecting urban schools and their students and efforts to that have been developed make these schools more accountable and effective. This book is organized in three parts. Part I provides an overview of many issues facing urban school districts, their students and their communities including meeting the needs ofracially, ethnically, linguistically and culturally diverse populations, financing schools located in economically disadvantaged areas, and attracting and maintaining qualified teachers and administrators.
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