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ERIC Number: ED002109
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Apr
Pages: 7
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EDUCATION FOR DISADVANTAGED GROUPS.
DEUTSCH, CYNTHIA
RECENT EMPHASIS HAS BEEN PLACED ON THE COGNITIVE PROCESSES AND THE PRESENT, RATHER THAN ABSENT, SKILLS OF THOSE DEFICIENT IN INTELLECTUAL PERFORMANCE. LITERATURE ON THE MENTALLY RETARDED, ON THE SOCIALLY DISADVANTAGED, AND ON THE RELATIONSHIP OF SOCIAL CONDITIONS TO INTELLECTUAL AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT IS COVERED. THE MONUMENTAL WORK OF THE PAST 6 YEARS IN THE FIELD OF MENTAL RETARDATION, AND THE BOOK THAT PROBABLY HAS MOST INFLUENCED THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE FIELD, IS "MENTAL SUBNORMALITY" BY MASLAND, SARASON, AND GLADWIN (1958). AMONG MORE RECENT BOOKS ARE "HANDBOOK OF MENTAL DEFICIENCY" EDITED BY ELLIS (1963), "MENTAL RETARDATION" BY ROTHSTEIN (1961) AND "EDUCATING EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN" BY KIRK (1962). PROPER EDUCATIONAL PLANNING CAN OVERCOME THE DEFICIENCIES OF THE CHILDREN FROM DISADVANTAGED CIRCUMSTANCES. THE EMPHASIS HAS BEEN ON EARLY COMPENSATION FOR THE DEFICIENCIES IN HOME ENVIRONMENT. THE BOOKS DISCUSSED ARE "INTELLIGENCE AND EXPERIENCE" BY HUNT (1961), "THE PROCESS OF EDUCATION" BY BRUNER (1960), "EDUCATION IN DEPRESSED AREAS" BY PASSOW (1963), "THE SCHOOL DROPOUT," EDITED BY SCHRIEBER (1964), AND "INTEGRATING THE URBAN SCHOOL", EDITED BY KLOPF AND LASTER (1963). A REVIEW OF STUDIES CONDUCTED ON THE RELATIONSHIP OF SOCIAL CONDITIONS TO INTELLECTUAL AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT IS PRESENTED. THE EMPHASIS ON EDUCATIONAL PLANNING FOR DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN SHOW THAT THE MAJOR EMPHASIS IN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMING HAS BEEN TO INITIATE PROGRAMS BEFORE THE GAP BETWEEN THESE CHILDREN AND THEIR MORE ADVANTAGED PEERS WIDENS BEYOND REACH. INCLUDED ARE A BIBLIOGRAPHY AND ADDITIONAL REFERENCES.
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Identifiers: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA