ERIC Number: ED021895
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-May-3
Reference Count: 0
Cognitive Development and Psychopathology in the Urban Environment.
Auerswald, Edgar H.
Cognitive development is a sequential process in which experience is structured, organized, and assimilated into an internalized scheme of reality. The quantity and quality of verbal and nonverbal communication transmitted to the child determines how well this scheme is adaptable to differing life situations. If there are interruptions in this process, the child will find meaning only in the immediate stimulation, he will have no basis for guiding his behavior, and he will have limited communication skills. Also, he will seek a high level of stimuli at all times, and maintain a level of self-stimulus by engaging in constant action. Such persons become isolated from the mainstream of the larger society. Because poverty programs designed to reach them are successful with only a small number, to help these youth educators must assume the responsibility of developing curriculums and teaching techniques which will prevent improper cognitive development. (DK)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Child Development, Cognitive Development, Curriculum Development, Disadvantaged Youth, Emotional Adjustment, Language Acquisition, Middle Class, Minority Groups, Psychological Patterns, Self Concept, Social Adjustment, Urban Environment
Yeshiva University, Ferkauf Graduate School, 55 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10003 ($2.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Yeshiva Univ., New York, NY. Ferkauf Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Note: Published in the Proceedings of the Annual Invitational Conference on Urban Education (5th, May 3, 1966).