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ERIC Number: ED019335
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov-28
Pages: 25
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FACTORS IMPEDING THE EDUCATION OF LOWER-CLASS CHILDREN.
RADIN, NORMA
FOR STUDENTS FROM FAMILIES CHARACTERIZED BY CHRONIC UNEMPLOYMENT, UNDEREMPLOYMENT, AND SOCIAL DISORGANIZATION, THE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION IS VIRTUALLY THE ONLY AVENUE OF UPWARD MOBILITY. AT PRESENT, THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM IS NOT GIVING THESE STUDENTS ACADEMIC SKILLS IN EARLY GR ADES NECESSARY FOR THEIR LATER SUCCESS MANY COMPENSATORY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS HAVE BEEN INITIATED WITH VARYING RESULTS, INDICATING THAT A TRUE REMEDY TO THE EDUCATIONAL DEFICIENCIES OF LOWER LOWER-CLASS STUDENTS CAN ONLY BE FOUND IN A WHOLE COMPLEX OF FACTORS AT ALL LEVELS OF ANALYSIS. THE FACTORS WHICH AFFECT THESE STUDENTS EXIST AT (1) THE CULTURAL LEVEL, INCLUDING SUBCULTURAL FACTORS, (2) THE SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONAL LEVEL, INCLUDING STUDENT-TEACHER RELATIONS, (3) THE PRIMARY GROUP LEVEL, AND (4) THE INDIVIDUAL LEVEL. A MASSIVE ATTACK AT ALL LEVELS, ALONG WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW LEGITIMATE OPPORTUNITY STRUCTURE FOR THOSE FEW WHO WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO ADVANCE IN THE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION, IS NEEDED. THE COST IS GREAT BUT THE SOCIAL COST OF NOT IMPLEMENTING AN INTEGRATED PROGRAM OF THIS NATURE WILL BE FAR GREATER IN THE LONG RUN. (DK)
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Authoring Institution: Ypsilanti Public Schools, MI.
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