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ERIC Number: ED001079
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Apr
Pages: 59
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URBAN EDUCATION, AN INTRODUCTION TO THE LITERATURE OF RESEARCH AND EXPERIMENTATION.
CLIFFORD, VIRGINIA I.
WITHIN THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS, LITERATURE ON EDUCATION OF THE "CULTURALLY DISADVANTAGED" HAS EXPANDED TREMENDOUSLY. LITERATURE ON ALL ASPECTS OF LIFE AMONG THE CULTURALLY DISADVANTAGED HAS PROLIFERATED. AN ATTEMPT WAS MADE TO SYNTHESIZE SUCH LITERATURE AND TO PLACE IT IN A PROPER PERSPECTIVE. ITS AIM WAS TO AID THE PUBLIC SCHOOL EDUCATOR AS WELL AS THE CHRISTIAN EDUCATION DEPARTMENTS OF CHURCHES. THE TOTAL PROBLEM WAS DEALT WITH UNDER SEVERAL CATEGORIES--(1) BACKGROUND MATERIALS PROVIDE AN OVERALL VIEW OF THE CHARACTER OF LOWER-STATUS GROUPS, BUT ONLY OCCASIONALLY TOUCH UPON EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAMS NOW IN EFFECT. THESE ENDEAVOR TO EXAMINE IN DETAIL THE SOCIAL FACTORS IN OPERATION INCLUDING THE RELATION BETWEEN SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS AND LEARNING, THE CULTURAL PATTERNS OF FAMILY STRUCTURE AND PEER RELATIONSHIPS, AND THE LANGUAGE PROBLEMS AND ATTRIBUTES OF THE CULTURALLY DEPRIVED, (2) UNDERSTANDING THE PERSONALITY OF THE NEGRO REQUIRES STUDY OF THE SELF-CONCEPT, MOTIVATIONS, AND ASPIRATIONS, (3) LEARNING SKILLS ARE DEPENDENT UPON OTHER ASPECTS OF THE CHILD'S DEVELOPMENT. RECENT RESEARCH INDICATES THAT PRESCHOOL EXPERIENCES AND HOME ENVIRONMENTS HAVE MUCH TO DO WITH THE CHILD'S ABILITY TO LEARN, AND (4) PUBLIC SCHOOL EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAMS ARE LOCATED PRIMARILY IN SELECTED SCHOOLS IN SLUM AREAS OF LARGE CITIES. MOST ARE IN THE BEGINNING STAGES. THEY INCLUDE VARIOUS TYPES OF TEACHER TRAINING, CURRICULUM IMPROVEMENT, GUIDANCE PROGRAMS, AND INCREASED EFFORT TO INVOLVE THE PARENTS AND COMMUNITY IN THE EDUCATIONAL PROCESS. AN EXTENSIVE 32 PAGE BIBLIOGRAPHY IS INCLUDED, ORGANIZED BY CATEGORIES--BACKGROUND MATERIALS, SOCIAL FACTORS, PERSONALITY, LEARNING AND PUBLIC SCHOOL PROGRAMS--AND IS FURTHER ORGANIZED INTO SUBCATEGORIES. (RS)
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Authoring Institution: Union Theological Seminary, New York, NY.
Identifiers: NEW YORK; New York (New York)