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Design of a Learning Community for Urban Learners [microform] : The Memphis Plan / George W. Etheridge and Others
Bib ID 5572161
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Etheridge, George W
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1994 
25 p. 

This paper describes a 1993-94 pilot program in Memphis (Tennessee) that was developed to increase the number of minority students prepared for, matriculating to, and graduating from postsecondary institutions. The communitywide partnership of institutions that implemented the program is described, along with the needs assessment commissioned by the partnership. The program grew from the participation of the University of Memphis and Shelby State College in the Ford Foundation's City-side Transfer Project. This initiative was expanded to include LeMoyne-Owen College and the Memphis City School system in the Memphis Center for Urban Partnerships (MCUP). MCUP selected one area of Memphis as a pilot area and began work with five elementary, secondary, and vocational schools. A needs assessment identified areas to be addressed in a plan for systemic change. Restructuring is beginning, and major program goals are being defined for different educational levels. Strategies for improving urban learning environments are being created and are grounded in an ecological model and guided by the belief that community resources must be mobilized to support school restructuring. (Contains 22 references.) (SLD)


Sponsoring Agency: Memphis State Univ., TN. Center for Research in Educational Policy.

ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 4-8, 1994).

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Academic Achievement.  |  College School Cooperation.  |  Community Influence.  |  Disadvantaged Youth.  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Higher Education.  |  Minority Groups.  |  Needs Assessment.  |  Partnerships in Education.  |  Pilot Projects.  |  Program Descriptions.  |  School Business Relationship.  |  School Restructuring.  |  Urban Areas.  |  Urban Schools.  |  Vocational Education.  |  Memphis City Schools TN Reform Efforts
Form/genre Reports, Descriptive.  |  Speeches/Meeting Papers.
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