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ERIC Number: ED023977
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 21
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The Relation of Learning in Adults to Social and Biological Deprivation.
Monge, Rolf H.
Social deprivation, resulting in biological deprivation, involves a way of life, communicated to successive generations by the family, which shapes communication, language, thought and cognitive styles of problem-solving. Among important motivational and emotional factors associated with deprivation and ineffective learning are lower intelligence and educational achievement, limited problem solving approaches, inadequate social communication system, preference for immediate gratification, alienation, avoidance, withdrawal, violent aggression, fear of schools, rigid value systems, and hostility toward authority. Adult behavior can be changed; however, the longer a behavior exists, the more functional it becomes for the individual, and the more conflict there will be between the deprived subculture and middle-class society if a change is made. A person is only likely to acquire those behaviors he or others in his social environment view as appropriate. It is necessary to develop instruments which identify and scale the features of the environment most clearly related to the development of human characteristics before economical and effective programs can be designed to change behaviors. (pt)
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