ERIC Number: ED027270
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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A Handbook for Teaching in the Ghetto School.
This handbook, aimed at helping the new teacher in a ghetto elementary school, exposes the problems facing ghetto teachers and presents detailed practical ways in which successful teachers have dealt with them. Their solutions, which can be as specific as organizing a neat bulletin board to help create a secure atmosphere, are presented in the context of what they and the ghetto children and parents consider necessities for good teaching in the ghetto. Those necessities for teachers emphasized throughout the book are: understanding the reasons behind behavioral deviations before treating them; continuous self-examining; building security; becoming a part of the community without a deprecating or sympathetic attitude; treating students as individuals rather than as stereotypes; developing classroom learning experiences through knowledge and understanding of the students' experiences, interests, feelings, strengths, and deficiencies; orienting students in a structured way to their environment; and maintaining positive expectations. There are two appendixes: a 60-item list of books for children relating to Negro life and a 37-item book list for teachers. A 72-item bibliography is included. (LP)
Descriptors: Black Attitudes, Black Community, Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Disadvantaged Youth, Discipline Problems, Elementary School Teachers, Ghettos, Guides, Individual Instruction, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Materials, School Community Relationship, Self Concept, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Attitudes
Quadrangle Books, Inc., 12 East Delaware Place, Chicago, Illinois 60611 ($4.95).
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Authoring Institution: B'nai B'rith, New York, NY. Anti-Defamation League.
Identifiers: New York City Board of Education; New York (Harlem)