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ERIC Number: ED012058
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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A SOCIOLOGICAL APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING DISADVANTAGED YOUTH.
LOHMAN, JOSEPH D.
THE EFFECTS OF THE REVOLUTION IN POPULATION, CIVIL RIGHTS, AND TECHNOLOGY ON VARIOUS GROUPS, SUCH AS ADOLESCENTS, THE LOWER CLASSES, AND MINORITY GROUPS, ARE DISCUSSED. THE TOTAL EFFECT OF THIS REVOLUTION HAS BEEN TO DRIVE THE AMERICAN SOCIETY APART, FORCING IT TO MANIFEST ITSELF IN LOCAL SUBCULTURES WHICH ARE FORMED BY THE PROBLEM-SOLVING TENDENCY OF HUMAN GROUPS WHEN CONFRONTED WITH SPECIFIC AND RECURRENT PROBLEMS. INDIVIDUALS, INCLUDING THE CULTURALLY DISADVANTAGED, MUST BE EVALUATED IN TERMS OF THE VALUES, ATTITUDES, AND PERSPECTIVES OF THEIR SUBCULTURE. THE SCHOOL HAS AN OBLIGATION TO ADJUST ITS GOALS AND PHILOSOPHY IN RELATION TO THE NEEDS OF THE GROUP IT IS SERVING, RATHER THAN TO IMPOSE THE SAME VALUES AND ATTITUDES UPON ALL GROUPS. REASONS FOR THE EXISTENCE OF THE "WAR ON POVERTY" IN AN AFFLUENT SOCIETY AND OBSERVATIONS OF WHY IT IS PARTIALLY UNSUCCESSFUL ARE GIVEN. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers: California (Sacramento)