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ERIC Number: ED025545
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Oct
Pages: 5
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Cultural Deprivation; A Few Questions.
Austin, Ernest H., Jr.
Phi Delta Kappan, v47 n2 Oct 1965
As presently conceived and implemented, some compensatory education programs appear to be intellectually, democratically, professionally, and philosophically unsound. Some program administrators seem not to have considered the possibility that their programs amount to an imposition of a middle-class value system upon a group of people who have many positive values and strengths not in need of "rehabilitation." These "deprived" citizens are often not consulted about practices relevant to their own rehabilitation. Moreover, many programs to train teachers for work with deprived students provide their participants no direct contact with the realities of poverty. Finally, some projects for the culturally deprived treat the symptoms or results of deprivation rather than remedying the social and environmental conditions from which this deprivation has stemmed. (LB)
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