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ERIC Number: ED020960
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Oct
Pages: 5
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IMPACT OF SOCIAL CLASS.
MELTZER, JACK
IN BRINGING ABOUT EDUCATIONAL CHANGE, EDUCATORS MUST CONSIDER SUCH FACTORS AS MOTIVATION, PARENTAL ATTITUDES, HOME CIRCUMSTANCES, AND JOB INCENTIVES, WHICH IMPORTANTLY INFLUENCE AN INDIVIDUAL'S ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT. DISCRIMINATION AND CYNICISM IN AN INCREASINGLY AFFLUENT SOCIETY AND WITHIN THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM HAVE UNDERMINED THE POSITIVE DEVELOPMENT OF THESE FACTORS AMONG THE DISADVANTAGED. DISADVANTAGED PUPILS MIGHT LEARN MORE EFFECTIVELY IF THE POSITIVE ASPECTS IN THEIR BACKGROUND WERE STRESSED, AND IF THE WIDE GAP BETWEEN SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY WERE NARROWED. MULTICULTURAL TEXTBOOKS, INCREASED PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT IN THE SCHOOL AND IN THE EDUCATIONAL PROCESS, AND NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOLS WHICH FUNCTION AS IMPORTANT COMMUNITY INSTITUTIONS ARE AMONG THE MEASURES WHICH MIGHT BE EFFECTED. ALSO, THERE IS EVIDENCE THAT DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN MIGHT ACHIEVE BETTER IN MULTISOCIAL CLASS SETTINGS. FINALLY, JOB AND HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES MUST BE COMMENSURATE WITH AN INDIVIDUAL'S LEVEL OF EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT IF EDUCATION IS TO BE RESPECTED BY DISADVANTAGED GROUPS. THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED IN "EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP," VOLUME 25, NUMBER 1, OCTOBER 1967. (AF)
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