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ERIC Number: ED001026
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Mar-20
Pages: 3
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ACTION PROPOSALS BASED UPON THE REPORT OF THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON TEXTBOOKS.
TO BE REALISTIC, THE ENTIRE RANGE OF AMERICAN LIFE IN URBAN AS WELL AS RURAL COMMUNITIES SHOULD BE PORTRAYED IN TEXTBOOKS. THERE IS MUCH CONCERN WITH THE ROLE PUBLISHERS PLAY IN DETERMINING TEXTBOOKS AVAILABLE FOR USE IN URBAN SCHOOLS, BECAUSE THERE IS A PARTICULAR NEED TO DESCRIBE THE SPECIAL CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH MINORITY PEOPLES LIVE IN URBAN AREAS. TO PRESENT THE URBAN PROBLEMS WITH MORE ACCURACY THAN IN THE PAST IT IS SUGGESTED THAT IMPROVED COOPERATION IS NEEDED BETWEEN CITY SCHOOL PROGRAMS AND PUBLISHERS. CONSIDERABLE TIME AS WELL AS LARGE SUMS OF MONEY ARE NEEDED TO ACCOMPLISH THE MANY REVISIONS NECESSARY IN TEXTBOOK CONTENTS. IT IS SUGGESTED THAT PERSONS WHO HAVE DETAILED KNOWLEDGE OF BOTH SUBJECT MATTER AND URBAN LIVING CONDITIONS OF ALL GROUPS SHOULD HELP PREPARE TEXTBOOK MATERIALS. FEW PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE ILLUSTRATIONS AND DATA CONCERNING MINORITIES, SO IT IS SUGGESTED THAT PUBLISHING COMPANIES SUPPLY SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS UNTIL TEXTBOOKS PORTRAYING THE TEXTS OF MINORITIES ARE COMPLETED.
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Identifiers: GREAT CITIES PROGRAM; ILLINOIS; Illinois (Chicago)