ERIC Number: ED031446
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Problems of School Men in Depressed Urban Centers.
Roaden, Arliss L.
Seven papers which were presented at an Ohio State University postdoctoral seminar in 1964 on the subject of the problems of educational deprivation in depressed urban areas are offered. Major arguments and issues centering around whether educational deprivation can be attributed to inadequacies of teachers or to environmental factors include: the need for educational improvement through major modification of assumptions (such as grades, grade level, and teacher seniority) undergirding the system, with teachers being the essential variable in change; the educational irrelevance of the fatalistic and seductive theory of cultural deprivation used in explaining academic retardation among disadvantaged youth; the need for an "urban community school" as opposed to the rigid "four walls" approach; the need for an emphasis on the curriculum content of education for the disadvantaged such as urban resources and problems; the need for immediate field testing of the new theories and teaching methods for use with the disadvantaged; the need for a fresh perspective and for federal, state, and local cooperation in planning the training of teachers for depressed urban areas; and the need for schools to try to overcome the effects of economic and racial stratification and other urban maladies. (SM)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Improvement, Educationally Disadvantaged, Urban Education
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Graduate School.; Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Div. of Continuing Education.; Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Coll. of Education.