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ERIC Number: ED012292
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 1
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THE WAR ON POVERTY AND THE SOCIAL ORIGINS AND TRAINING OF EDUCATION STUDENTS.
CURRAN, ROBERT L.; GUERTIN, WILSON H.
THE ABILITY OF AMERICANS TO COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY ACROSS SOCIAL CLASS LINES IS BASIC TO ANY EFFORTS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE. A STUDY OF THE SOCIAL BACKGROUND OF EDUCATION STUDENTS SOUGHT TO DETERMINE WHETHER THERE IS A TREND TOWARD A DISTRIBUTION WHICH MATCHES THAT OF THE POPULATION AT LARGE, AND WHETHER THE SUPPLY OF TEACHERS FROM LOWER SOCIAL CLASSES IS REMAINING CONSTANT. A COMPARISON OF THE PERCENTAGE DISTRIBUTION OF THE SOCIAL ORIGIN OF STUDENTS IN EDUCATION CLASSES IN 1955 AND 1963 SHOWED A TREND TOWARD A LOWER SUPPLY OF TEACHERS FROM LABOR ORIGINS (NONE WERE FROM UNSKILLED OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND) AND AN INCREASE IN THE SUPPLY FROM THE PROFESSIONAL AND MANAGERIAL CLASSES. IF ONE ASSUMES THAT THE EDUCATION OF THE DISADVANTAGED IS MOST EFFECTIVE WHEN THE SOCIAL CLASS BACKGROUNDS OF TEACHERS AND STUDENTS ARE SIMILAR, THEN THESE DATA SHOW THE URGENT NEED FOR RADICALLY CHANGED BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE TRAINING OF EDUCATION STUDENTS. SUCH AN APPROACH WOULD ALLOW FOR MORE "INTIMATELY INTERPERSONAL TRANSACTIONS" BETWEEN TEACHERS AND STUDENTS OF DIFFERENT SOCIAL STATUS. THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED IN "JOURNAL OF TEACHER EDUCATION," VOLUME 17, NUMBER 4, WINTER 1966. (NH)
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Identifiers: FLORIDA