ERIC Number: ED060281
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
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The Social Background of the Student and His Prospect of Success at School.
Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
This document is an English-language abstract (approximately 1,500 words) of the American response to an IBE questionnaire. The main problems in the relationship between social background and school achievement are how to ensure equality of educational opportunity in all 50 states, raising educational standards and improving the quality of schools by improving the educational professions, while meeting the needs of disadvantaged and handicapped children, all by strenghthening research, development and application of good children. Over the past two decades, the Federal government has greatly expanded its concern and therefore its programs in responding to the needs of children created by the impoverishing effects of certain population shifts. Particular emphasis has been given to school retention and vocational education and to specific problems occuring in school resulting from socioeconomic inadequacies. Current and recently past legislation represents an unprecedented growth of Federal support for education, permitting expansion of education research, employment of health and psychological specialists, compensatory education, and improving the quality of life generally. The full report is available in microfiche (SIRE/039) from the International Bureau of Education, Palais Wilson, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland. (Author/GDB)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Early Childhood Education, Educational Legislation, Educational Opportunities, Educational Quality, Educational Research, Equal Education, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Government Role, Health Services, Social Background, Socioeconomic Influences, Vocational Education
Available in CEAS Abstract Series No. 1-4 (ED 060 227)
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Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: United States