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Neighborhoods, Troubles, and Schooling [microform] : The Ecology of Philadelphia's Public Schools. Publication Series 95-13 / William L. Yancey and Others
Bib ID 5603084
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Yancey, William L
 
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Description [S.l.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1995 
47 p. 
Summary

The relationship between the educational character of Philadelphia's public schools (Pennsylvania) and the communities in which they are embedded was studied using information from the 1990 Federal Census and the city's police and health departments. The characteristics of the city's neighborhoods are described, and schools are located in their social and economic contexts by identifying the specific neighborhoods associated with student populations. The characteristics of the neighborhoods represented in each school are summarized for each school and related to the academic success of the students. The major finding is the straightforward conclusion that Philadelphia is a city of extremes. It is residentially segregated by race and class. Some areas of the city are the home of affluent families. They are relatively healthy and safe places to live. In contrast, other areas are characterized by high rates of poverty, drug offenses, violent crimes, and epidemics of disease. The public schools embedded in these different communities exhibit different levels of educational success. Much of this difference may be attributed to the differences in the communities in which schools are embedded. (Contains 9 tables, 4 illustrations, and 21 maps.) (SLD)

Notes

Sponsoring Agency: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Census Figures.  |  Community Characteristics.  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Metropolitan Areas.  |  Neighborhoods.  |  Public Schools.  |  Racial Segregation.  |  Residential Patterns.  |  Student Characteristics.  |  Urban Schools.  |  Philadelphia School District PA
Form/genre Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors National Research Center on Education in the Inner Cities, Philadelphia, PA
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