Cleveland Urban Learning Community Records

The Cleveland Urban Learning Community was an alternative secondary school formed in 1970 as an experimental program of St. Ignatius High School (Cleveland, Ohio). This “school without walls” operated on the idea of relating students to career people and other “resources” in the city rather than to teachers for their high school education. Students designed their own courses and arranged to study with community resource people. Holistic education was stressed as well as learning basic survival skills. The school was run democratically and students had half of the votes on council. The school ceased operations in 1982 due to lack of funds. The collection consists of histories, minutes, proposals, evaluations, reports, financial records. correspondence, subject files, and student and staff files.

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