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ERIC Number: ED001629
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 88
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ANNUAL CURRICULUM CONFERENCE, HOW THE CURRICULUM CAN PROMOTE INTEGRATION (16TH, JANUARY 24, 1964).
SLOTKIN, AARON H.; AND OTHERS
IN THE KEYNOTE ADDRESS, DR. JOSEPH LORETAN DEFINED "TO INTEGRATE" AS "TO MAKE WHOLE OR TO RENEW." THE WORK OF INTEGRATION CAN BE SEEN AS A RENEWAL OF FAITH IN THE MOST BASIC TENETS OF AMERICA. IN APPROACHING THE QUESTION OF HOW THE CURRICULUM CAN PROMOTE INTEGRATION, HE DEVELOPED SEVERAL PROPOSITIONS. CURRICULUM BUILDERS AND TEACHERS SHOULD BE COMMITTED TO BRINGING ALL CHILDREN TO A LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE AND OPPORTUNITY THAT WILL ENABLE THEM TO HAVE EQUAL CHANCE FOR SUCCESS. ALL CHILDREN SHOULD BE GIVEN AN UNDERSTANDING OF THEIR CIVIL RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES AND AN AWARENESS OF THEIR ROLES AS CITIZENS. THEY SHOULD HAVE A PRIDE IN THEIR HERITAGE AND IN THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THOSE IN THEIR ETHNIC GROUP. THEY NEED A CODE OF COMMON LEARNINGS ESSENTIAL TO LIVING IN TODAY'S WORLD, AND THEY SHOULD BE GIVEN A CHANCE TO BE OF SERVICE TO THEIR COMMUNITIES. THE SCHOOL SHOULD HELP ALL CHILDREN EXAMINE SPIRITUAL AS WELL AS ECONOMIC VALUES BY WHICH TO LIVE. TOPICS DISCUSSED INCLUDED HOW TO DEVELOP A CURRICULUM WHICH ASSURES MAXIMUM ACHIEVEMENT AND HOW TO SERVE THE INTEGRATION PROGRAM THROUGH ADDED CURRICULUM CONTENT, INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS, AND MEASURING INSTRUMENTS. THE PROBLEM OF A MOBILE POPULATION AND WAYS OF INVOLVING THE COMMUNITY WERE ALSO DISCUSSED. SUGGESTIONS EMPHASIZED THE NEED FOR PRE-KINDERGARTEN SCHOOLING AND FOR TEACHER UNDERSTANDING OF PUPIL'S NEEDS AND BACKGROUND, BOTH IN TEACHING AND IN TESTING.
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Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
Identifiers: New York (Brooklyn)