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ERIC Number: ED001618
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Jul
Pages: 37
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PSYCHOLOGICAL ISSUES IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF MATHEMATICS CURRICULA FOR THE SOCIALLY DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN.
BEILIN, HARRY; GOTKIN, LASSAR G.
IN LIGHT OF THE PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS DISCUSSED, THE FOLLOWING SUGGESTIONS ARE MADE FOR THE SET-UP OF A MATHEMATICS PROGRAM FOR SOCIALLY DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN. IN PRE-SCHOOL, CHILDREN SHOULD BE SUBJECTED TO PERCEPTUAL TRAINING AND CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT RELATIVE TO SPACE, NUMBER, TIME AND RELATED CONCEPTUAL DOMAINS, SINCE THESE LATER BECOME THE BASIS FOR CONCEPTUAL SYSTEMS SYMBOLICALLY REPRESENTED. THE CURRICULUM SHOULD BE ANALYZED AND ALTERED WITH RESPECT TO THE SEQUENTIAL RELATEDNESS OF THE SUBJECT MATTER, THE DEMANDS ON THIS GROUP OF STUDENTS, AND THE TESTING PROCEDURES USED. TECHNIQUES SHOULD BE USED WHICH WILL INSURE THE ORDERLY TRANSITION TO SYMBOLIC REPRESENTATION. THE CONCEPTS REPRESENTED SHOULD PROVIDE A CHALLENGE FOR THE CHILD. SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS WHICH ARE SELF-INSTRUCTIONAL SHOULD BE PROVIDED. PROBLEMS OF TEACHER RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION SHOULD BE RECOGNIZED. LESS CONCERN SHOULD EXIST ABOUT IMPOSING MIDDLE CLASS CULTURE ON LOWER-CLASS CHILDREN.
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Identifiers: Illinois (Chicago)