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ERIC Number: ED016706
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Dec
Pages: 54
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
EDUCATION OF DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN IN CALIFORNIA, A REPORT TO THE CALIFORNIA STATE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC EDUCATION.
WILSON, ALAN B.; AND OTHERS
TO IDENTIFY THE LEARNING DIFFICULTIES OF DISADVANTAGED YOUTH AND TO DEVELOP POLICIES TO ADVANCE THEIR INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENT, EDUCATORS MUST DETERMINE THE SOURCES AND CAUSES OF THIS RETARDATION. THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN CERTAIN IRREVERSIBLE BIOLOGICAL SOURCES OF RETARDATION, SUCH AS GENETIC DEFECT OR BRAIN DAMAGE, AND SOCIAL SOURCES WHICH STEM FROM THE INDIVIDUAL'S ENVIRONMENT HAS NOW BECOME CLEAR. THE DISADVANTAGED CHILD, REARED BY PARENTS WHO DO LITTLE TO ENCOURAGE HIS COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT, LACKS CERTAIN PERCEPTUAL, MOTIVATIONAL, AND VERBAL ABILITIES. THUS EDUCATORS MUST EMPHASIZE EARLY CHILDHOOD TRAINING TO OVERCOME THESE LINGUISTIC-COGNITIVE DEFICIENCIES WHICH HINDER ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT. HOWEVER LEVELS OF ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT VARY AMONG DIFFERENT SOCIAL CLASSES AND RACES, AND A STUDENT'S ACHIEVEMENT IS INFLUENCED BY THE QUALITY AND SOCIOCULTURAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SCHOOL HE ATTENDS. THUS EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS MUST BE DESIGNED TO RELIABLY IDENTIFY AND EVALUATE THE VARIABLES WHICH CONTRIBUTE TO A PROGRAM'S SUCCESS OR FAILURE. EDUCATIONAL PARKS WHICH INCLUDE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTERS MAY BE PARTICULARLY EFFECTIVE BECAUSE THEY PROVIDE EDUCATORS WITH AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLORE THE COMPONENTS OF EFFECTIVE INSTRUCTION AND SUPPLY STUDENTS WITH QUALITY, INTEGRATED EDUCATION. SOME ONGOING PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS ARE SPECIFICALLY EXAMINED. (LB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; CALIFORNIA TEST OF MENTAL MATURITY