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ERIC Number: ED001374
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Oct-29
Pages: 52
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RACE AND EQUAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY IN PORTLAND'S PUBLIC SCHOOL.
SCHWAB, HERBERT M.; AND OTHERS
RESEARCH ON WHETHER PORTLAND'S SCHOOLS PROVIDE EQUAL EDUCATION REVEALED A NUMBER OF FACTS ABOUT THE LOCAL EDUCATIONAL PROCESS. CHILDREN IN DISADVANTAGED SCHOOLS IN PORTLAND WERE OBTAINING AN EDUCATION THAT WAS UNACCEPTABLE IN QUALITY AND ACHIEVEMENT. IN THESE DISADVANTAGED SCHOOLS WERE BOTH WHITE AND NEGRO CHILDREN. IN A NUMBER OF INSTANCES, THE CONCENTRATION OF NEGRO CHILDREN DUE TO RESIDENTIAL CONCENTRATION OF THEIR PARENTS HAD CONTRIBUTED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF DISADVANTAGED SCHOOLS. RACIAL CONCENTRATIONS WERE ALSO PRODUCED BY POPULATION SHIFTS WHICH TENDED TO OVERCROWD FORMERLY ADEQUATE SCHOOL FACILITIES. RECOMMENDATIONS HIGHLIGHTED A MODEL SCHOOL PROGRAM THAT WOULD BRING AN INTENSIVE EDUCATIONAL EFFORT TO BEAR ON A NUMBER OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS. THESE SCHOOLS HAD ACHIEVEMENT LEVELS SIGNIFICANTLY BELOW THE CITY-WIDE MEAN IN ADDITION TO SOCIAL AND LEARNING PROBLEMS. ADDITIONAL TEACHING PERSONNEL SHOULD ACHIEVE A PUPIL RATIO 1-20. A NEW SCHOOL SHOULD BE CONSTRUCTED TO TAKE CARE OF THE SURPLUS STUDENTS, A PRESCHOOL EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM SHOULD BE ESTABLISHED. OCCUPATION ORIENTED PROGRAMS OF GENERAL EDUCATION SHOULD BE DESIGNED FOR THE HIGH SCHOOLS, COUNSELORS AND STUDENTS SHOULD BE ENCOURAGED TO WORK TOGETHER. IN THE MODEL SCHOOL PROGRAM, MORE ATTENTION SHOULD BE GIVEN TO THE MATERIAL AND CULTURAL NEEDS OF DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN TO ENHANCE THEIR RESPONSE TO MOTIVATIONAL EFFORTS. ALSO TEACHERS SHOULD COMMUNICATE WITH COMMUNITY LEADERS AND TAKE INTEREST IN PROBLEMS OF THE COMMUNITY SERVED BY THEIR SCHOOLS SO THAT THE PROBLEM OF PREJUDICE COULD BE REMOVED.
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Authoring Institution: Multnomah County Intermediate Education District, Portland, OR.
Identifiers: OREGON; PORTLAND