ERIC Number: ED030677
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May
Reference Count: 0
English Departments and Poverty.
ADE Bulletin, n21 p21-28 May 1969
Perspective on how English professors and English departments can engage professionally and meaningfully in the education of impoverished children is provided through the recounting of a number of experiences in related situations. A discussion with a college literature class about how best to recruit and instruct college-level black students precedes a description of experiences dealing with children in a nursery school group in which one member was a brain-damaged child. The concluding portion examines (1) teacher self-examination to improve the quantity and quality of literacy instruction, (2) visits to all types and levels of schools to determine best instructional practices, and (3) listening to students and teachers to effect attitude changes, as the best procedures for selecting an effective English curriculum for a boys' reform school. (AF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attitude Change, Black Education, College Planning, College Role, Desegregation Plans, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Innovation, Educational Trends, Educationally Disadvantaged, English Curriculum, English Education, English Instruction, Instructional Innovation, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Social Planning, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Departments of English, New York, NY.
Identifiers: University of Michigan
Note: Speech given to the Association of Departments of English at the National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, Illinois, 1968