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ERIC Number: ED001646
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Apr-24
Pages: 107
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GUIDANCE FOR SOCIALLY AND CULTURALLY DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN AND YOUTH, PROCEEDINGS OF THE ANNUAL INVITATIONAL CONFERENCE ON URBAN EDUCATION (2ND).
Yeshiva Univ., New York, NY. Graduate School of Education.
TEACHER, PRINCIPALS, GUIDANCE SPECIALISTS, COMMUNITY LEADERS, AND UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS WERE BROUGHT TOGETHER AT A CONFERENCE ON GUIDANCE OF DISADVANTAGED YOUTH. THE CONFERENCE WAS GUIDED BY THE PROGRESS OF THE YEAR-OLD "PROJECT BEACON" WHICH SOUGHT TO INTRODUCE WITHIN THE AMERICAN PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM A PERMANENT CORPS OF PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL SPECIALISTS TRAINED TO MEET THE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN AND THEIR PARENTS. THE CONFERENCE REPORT CONSISTED OF FOURTEEN PRESENTATIONS CONCERNED WITH THE GENERAL PROBLEM OF SOCIALLY AND CULTURALLY DISADVANTAGED YOUTH AND WITH WAYS TO MEET THEIR NEEDS IN ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION. AN INTRODUCTORY ADDRESS ON THE IMPACT OF SOCIALLY DISADVANTAGED STATUS ON SCHOOL LEARNING POINTED OUT THAT THE MOST OUTSTANDING FACTOR ABOUT DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN IS THAT THEY ARE EXTREMELY REALISTIC. BECAUSE OF THIS FACT, GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING SERVICES MUST REJECT "ROLE PLAYING" TECHNIQUES OR TRYING TO PROVIDE EMOTIONAL SUPPORT. INSTEAD THE CHILDREN SHOULD BE APPROACHED ABOUT THE REALISTIC PROBLEMS THEY CONFRONT IN THEIR NATURAL ENVIRONMENT. ANOTHER ADDRESS FROM AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL EDUCATOR STRESSED THE NEED TO SUBSTITUTE PATIENT THINKING AND DEEP, DIRECTED RESEARCH FOR THE EVANGELISTIC, REFORM TYPE OF COUNSELING IN SLUM AREAS. THE FINAL MESSAGE OF THE CONFERENCE EMPASIZED THAT AN EFFECTIVE PROGRAM FOR DISADVANTAGED YOUTH MUST BE A TOTAL PROGRAM, UTILIZING THE FACILITIES AND EXPERIENCES OF BOTH THE SCHOOL AND THE COMMUNITY.
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Authoring Institution: Yeshiva Univ., New York, NY. Graduate School of Education.
Identifiers: New York (New York); PROJECT BEACON