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ERIC Number: ED002281
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Apr
Pages: 5
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INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS FOR LOW ACHIEVERS.
BRAZZIEL, WILLIAM F.
CULTURALLY DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN CAN LEARN WELL WHEN THEY ARE OFFERED A REALISTIC CURRICULUM AND REALISTIC MATERIALS OF INSTRUCTION. EDUCATIONAL DEMANDS FROM PRESCHOOL THROUGH ADULT EDUCATION REQUIRE DIFFERENT INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS TO PROPERLY EDUCATE LOW ACHIEVERS REGARDLESS OF THEIR BACKGROUNDS. PUBLISHERS SHOULD AID THE COMMUNITY IN THEIR EFFORTS TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THESE CHILDREN. AREAS FOR INNOVATION AND REFORM ARE DISCUSSED. PRESCHOOL KITS FOR DRUGSTORE AND SUPERMARKET RETAIL SALES ARE NEEDED. THEY WOULD CONTAIN MANUALS FOR PARENTS AND READINESS BOOKLETS AND MATERIALS FOR CHILDREN. URBAN SCENCES, RURAL THEMES, MINORITY GROUP CHARACTERS, AND MODERN LIVING ACTIVITIES SHOULD BE THE SUBJECT MATTER OF EARLY GRADE READERS. EIGHT- AND 9-YEAR READING PROGRAMS, INSTEAD OF THE USUAL 6-YEAR PROGRAMS, SHOULD BE DEVELOPED FOR DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN. SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS BOOKS SHOULD ALSO BE GRADED MORE REALISTICALLY. CONTEMPORARY ACHIEVERS, INCLUDING THOSE OF MINORITY GROUPS, SHOULD BE THE SUBJECT OF SOCIAL STUDIES TEXTBOOKS. NEW MATERIALS ARE NEEDED FOR DROPOUTS AND ADULT RETRAINING. THE SUBJECT MATTER SHOULD BE RELATED TO THE TRADE BEING STUDIED AND TO THE PROBLEMS LIKELY TO BESET THESE GROUPS. THE UNDER-EDUCATED CAN BE DEVELOPED THROUGH WELL PLANNED PROGRAMS. PUBLISHERS, EDUCATORS, AND SPECIALISTS SHOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING TEACHING MATERIALS AND TEXTBOOKS TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THESE GROUPS. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED TO THE CONFERENCE OF THE AMERICAN TEXTBOOK PUBLISHERS INSTITUTE AND THE AMERICAN TEXTBOOK PUBLISHERS COUNCIL (NEW YORK CITY, APRIL 8-9, 1964).
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Identifiers: VIRGINIA; Virginia (Norfolk)