ERIC Number: ED033174
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Problems in the Determination of Educability in Populations with Differential Characteristics.
Gordon, Edmund W.
Financial and human resources are required to find pedagogical solutions to problems caused by the academically disabling characteristics of disadvantaged children. Insufficient resources and inappropriate methodology may have been the cause for the failure of compensatory education. Individual behavior styles and the nature of the academic experience must be more closely matched. Emphasis must be placed on the affective and conative as well as the cognitive aspects of learning. Educational appraisal must increasingly use qualitative measures and dynamic prescriptions. The academic experience must be individualized and made relevant to the life problems of the learner. (EM)
Descriptors: Academic Aptitude, Cognitive Development, Comparative Analysis, Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Diagnosis, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary School Students, Intellectual Experience, Intelligence, Learning Experience, Preschool Children, Racial Differences, Racial Factors, Socioeconomic Influences
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Note: Paper prepared for President's Committee on Mental Retardation, Washington, D.C.