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ERIC Number: ED001060
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 14
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CURRICULUM PERSPECTIVES FOR SLUM SCHOOLS.
TANNEBUM, ABRAHAM J.
THE PROBLEM OF EDUCATING SLUM CHILDREN IS SPECIAL AND SHOULD NOT BE BUTTRESSED WITH DEMOCRATIC SLOGANS. AN EXAMPLE OF THE LATTER IS GIVING SLUM CHILDREN AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE TEACHERS WHO ARE KNOWN TO BE GOOD IN OTHER SCHOOLS. TRANSFERRED TO THE SLUM SCHOOL, THEY BECOME DEMORALIZED AND FAIL. THEIR INSUFFICIENT SOCIAL AWARENESS AND THEIR LACK OF APPROPRIATE SKILLS MAKE THEM INEFFECTIVE. THOUGH BROAD SCHOOL OBJECTIVES MAY BE THE SAME FOR ALL GROUPS, THE PERSONNEL, MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUES DIFFER FOR EACH GROUP. AN ENCOURAGING CONCERN OF EDUCATORS FOR LOWER STATUS CHILDREN IS THE EMPHASIS OF MIDDLE CLASS VALUES, SUCH AS THE THREE R'S, OBEDIENCE, AND COURTESY. THIS IS ADVANTAGEOUS TO FUNCTIONING IN A MODERN COMMUNITY. SOME SUGGESTIONS FOR HELPING PUPILS IN DEPRESSED AREAS ARE--(1) THE NEED FOR MORE USEFUL INSIGHTS INTO VARIOUS SUBCULTURES, (2) THE NEED FOR ADAPTATION OF CURRICULUM CONTENT AND MATERIALS, (3) THE NEED FOR BETTER FOCUSED TEACHER TRAINING, (4) THE NEED FOR ESTABLISHING APPROPRIATE TEACHER STYLE AND TECHNIQUE, (5) THE NEED TO SYSTEMATIZE VARIOUS KINDS OF "CORRECTIVE" SERVICES AT SCHOOL. OBJECTIVITY AND INTELLECTUAL HONESTY COMES FIRST IN DEALING WITH SLUM CHILDREN AND CURRICULUM FOR THEIR SCHOOLS.
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Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Graduate School of Education.
Identifiers: NEW YORK; New York (New York)