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ERIC Number: ED001625
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Apr
Pages: 1
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CULTURAL DEPRIVATION--A STUDY IN MYTHOLOGY.
GIDDINGS, MORSELEY G.; MACKLER, BERNARD
IF YOUNGSTERS ARE TO BE HELPED AND TO BE OFFERED EQUALITY OF EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY, THE TAGS, MISUNDERSTANDINGS AND MYTHS WHICH HAVE BLOCKED PAST PATHS TO PROGRESS MUST BE DISCARDED AND AVOIDED. THE TERM, "CULTURAL DEPRIVATION" CARRIES WITH IT A CONTRADICTION IN MEANINGS. IT SUGGESTS, VERY INCORRECTLY, THAT A CULTURE CAN OF ITSELF BE DEPRIVED. THE PROFESSIONAL PERSON MUST "BEHAVE" IN A MANNER WHICH REVEALS HIS BELIEF THAT THE MINORITY GROUP MEMBER IS HIS EQUAL. SAYING THIS IS NOT ENOUGH. EDUCATORS MUST COME TO REALIZE THAT DEPRIVATION DOES NOT LEAD TO ONE UNIVERSAL REACTION, THE SAME IS TRUE OF CULTURAL DEPRIVATION. ALL SUCH CHILDREN DO NOT FAIL. THAT SOME DISADVANTAGED PUPILS MOVE THROUGH THE SCHOOL CURRICULA SUCCESSFULLY IS AN ACCEPTED FACT. MANY DO DESIRE FURTHER EDUCATION. THE CONCEPT OF "CULTURAL DEPRIVATION", AND ALL OF ITS DEROGATORY IMPLICATIONS MUST BE DROPPED.
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Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Teachers College.
Identifiers: New York (New York)