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ERIC Number: ED002444
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 40
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THE DISADVANTAGED CHILD--A PROGRAM FOR ACTION.
SINGER, LEON; AND OTHERS
A LARGE NUMBER OF NEW JERSEY PUBLIC SCHOOL PUPILS ARE AFFECTED BY ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS WHICH LIMIT THEIR ASPIRATIONS AND THEIR ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE PROCESS OF EDUCATION. THREE FACTORS AFFECTING THE DISADVANTAGED CHILD ARE THAT HIS FAMILY IS ECONOMICALLY POOR, HIS HOME LIFE PROVIDES LITTLE IF ANY STIMULATION TO HIS INTELLECTUAL GROWTH, AND HE AND HIS FAMILY SUFFER FROM RACIAL, ETHNIC, OR OTHER FORMS OF SOCIAL DISCRIMINATION. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE EDUCATION OF DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN INCLUDE--SCHOOL SYSTEMS WITH MANY DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN SHOULD HAVE SPECIAL TEACHERS AND TEAMS, CLASS SIZE IN THESE SCHOOLS SHOULD BE UNDER 20 PUPILS, EFFORTS SHOULD BE MADE TO ELIMINATE DE FACTO SCHOOL SEGREGATION. PRESCHOOL ENRICHMENT, VOCATIONAL ORIENTATION, AND GUIDANCE PROGRAMS SHOULD BE DEVELOPED, HIGH SCHOOL WORK-STUDY PROGRAMS SHOULD BE DEVELOPED, SPECIAL MATERIALS AND TEXTBOOKS APPROPRIATE FOR DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN SHOULD BE DEVELOPED, AND SCHOOLS SHOULD BE CAUTIOUS IN USING STANDARDIZED TESTS WITH DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE RECRUITMENT AND PREPARATION OF TEACHERS FOR THE DISADVANTAGED ARE THAT--THE TEACHING PROFESSION SHOULD MAKE EFFORTS TO CHANGE THE ATTITUDES OF ITS OWN MEMBERS AND THE PUBLIC SO THAT THE BEST TEACHERS ARE ENCOURAGED AND ENABLED TO TEACH IN SCHOOLS WHICH HAVE A CONCENTRATION OF DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN, THAT TEACHERS' COLLEGES SHOULD DEVELOP SPECIAL PROGRAMS FOR THE IDENTIFICATION AND TRAINING OF TEACHERS TO WORK WITH THE DISADVANTAGED, INCLUDING AN OFF-CAMPUS LABORATORY SCHOOL IN AN AREA HAVING A CONCENTRATION OF DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN, AND THAT NEW TEACHERS PREPARED TO TEACH DISADVANTAGED CHILREN SHOULD BE ASSIGNED TO SCHOOLS IN TEAMS.
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