ERIC Number: ED022831
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Strategies for the Education of the Disadvantaged.
This conference paper maintains that to more effectively motivate disadvantaged students certain basic changes within the school system must be made. Educational intervention should not be limited to preschool education. The use of indigenous nonprofessionals in the schools may benefit the older disadvantaged student by providing him with a role model and a sympathetic adult from his own social class. Work-study programs can also be effective with these students. Amother important strategy is specialized training for teachers and administrators in disadvantaged schools. School personnel should learn to recognize and respect the positive, adaptive qualities of the poor, and to utilize these qualities in the planning and execution of lessons. In the classroom teachers might use readers which warmly portray Negro children in urban settings. It is especially important that the classroom not be dominated by a "prissy" middle-class atmosphere. Comments from a discussion period are presented. (NH)
Descriptors: Blacks, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Curriculum Development, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Strategies, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Innovation, Instructional Materials, Multicultural Textbooks, Nonprofessional Personnel, Preschool Education, Student Motivation, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education, Work Study Programs
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Center for Instructional Research and Curriculum Evaluation.
Note: Paper presented at Conf. on Curr. Innovation for the Culturally Disadvantaged (April 1965).