ERIC Number: ED022011
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Report of Workshop for the Study of the Disadvantaged for Selected Teachers of Occupational Training (Texas Technological College, Lubbock, July 3-July 14, 1967).
Buntin, L. Ann
Forty-two teachers and supervisors, selected by the Texas Education Agency, participated in a 2-week workshop designed to provide an intensive study of the disadvantaged and to increase the effectiveness of teachers of culturally disadvantaged youth, primarily in the area of occupational training. Scholars in the fields of sociology and psychology served as consultants. The first week of the workshop was oriented toward understanding the life styles of the disadvantaged with an examination of such factors as relevant socio-cultural concepts, the culture of poverty, minority group relations, and strategies and alternatives for solving the problems of the disadvantaged. During the second week an attempt was made to translate insight gained during the first week into teaching goals and techniques. Consultants provided opportunities for participants to explore some introductory strategies of implementation involved in teaching the disadvantaged, to set forth basic concepts relative to differential perception, to develop a motivational system for more effective instruction, and to recognize the influence of emotions and prejudicial attitudes in understanding and teaching the disadvantaged. The workshop seems ultimately to have not only made a contribution to knowledge ut to the belief that there is worth in every individual. A bibliography is included. (HC)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Occupational Research Coordinating Unit, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Texas Technological Coll., Lubbock.