ERIC Number: ED029003
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962
Reference Count: 0
Education and the Disadvantaged American.
Educational Policies Commission, Washington, DC.
Migration of the culturally disadvantaged from the South, Southwest, and Puerto Rico to urban areas in the United States has revealed that their education and culture are inadequate to cope with modern urban life. The education of disadvantaged youth, made difficult by their mobility, is further impeded by home and community life, lack of educational funds, and inappropriate curriculums. The school must attempt to modify the home and community as well as expand the mental and physical horizons of the students. To counter the specific effects of migration, reading readiness should be developed in kindergartens throughout the country, student records should be kept ready for transfer, and student placement should be immediate. The school should feature small classes with specialists and teachers who respect the students, an administration which is free to encourage experimentation, and after hours use of facilities for study and recreation. Yet to realize equal opportunities for all people, the public must back the schools by providing jobs and ending discrimination. (LP)
National Education Association, 1201 16th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($1.25 clothbound, $.35 paper self-cover, discounts on quantity orders)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Policies Commission, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: United States