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ERIC Number: ED001717
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 55
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COMPENSATORY EDUCATION FOR CULTURAL DEPRIVATION. (BASED ON WORKING PAPERS CONTRIBUTED BY PARTICIPANTS IN THE RESEARCH CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION AND CULTURAL DEPRIVATION).
BLOOM, BENJAMIN S.
THE CONFERENCE FORMULATED CERTAIN GENERALIZATIONS. ONE AREA UNDER CONSIDERATION WAS BASIC NEEDS OF THE CHILDREN. IF MEALS (BREAKFAST AND LUNCH) COULD NOT BE PROVIIDED BY THE HOME, THE SCHOOL OR THE COMMUNITY SHOULD PROVIDE THEM. EACH CHILD SHOULD BE GIVEN APPROPRIATE AND FREQUENT PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS, NO CHILD SHOULD BE SUBJECTED TO FEELINGS OF INADEQUACY AND SHAME BECAUSE OF LACK OF NECESSARY CLOTHING. IN REGARD TO EARLY EXPERIENCES, NURSERY SCHOOLS AND KINDERGARTEN SHOULD BE ORGANIZED TO PROVIDE CULTURALLY DEPRIVED CHILDREN WITH CONDITIONS FOR THEIR INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENT AND WITH THE LEARNING-TO-LEARN STIMULATION WHICH IS FOUND IN THE MOST FAVORABLE HOME ENVIRONMENTS. EVIDENCE SHOULD BE OBTAINED ON EACH CHILD AT THE BEGINNING OF THE FIRST GRADE TO DETERMINE THE LEVELS HE HAS REACHED WITH REGARD TO PERCEPTUAL DEVELOPMENT, LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT, AND MOTIVATION FOR LEARNING. THERE SHOULD BE A NUMBER OF APPROACHES TO INTRODUCTORY LEARNING, AND EACH CHILD SHOULD BE PLACED IN THE APPROACH WHICH IS MOST APPROPRIATE FOR HIM. IN THE EARLY YEARS OF SCHOOL, THE NEGRO STUDENT SHOULD LEARN UNDER THE MOST POSITIVE SET OF HUMAN INTERACTIONS. INTEGRATION CAN CONTRIBUTE MOST EFFECTIVELY TO BETTER ATTITUDES AND RELATIONS. A MAJOR EFFORT SHOULD BE MADE TO IDENTIFY, BY THE BEGINNING OF SECONDARY EDUCATION, A SIZEABLE GROUP OF DEPRIVED ADOLESCENTS WHO COULD, WITH APPROPRIATE CONTINUAL EFFORT ON THE PART OF THE SCHOOL, BE ENABLED TO COMPLETE SECONDARY EDUCATION SUCCESSFULLY AND TO BEGIN HIGHER EDUCATION.
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Identifiers: ILLINOIS; Illinois (Chicago)