ERIC Number: ED045794
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Education for the Less Privileged: A Report of the Anglo-American Conference on Education for the Less Privileged.
Institute for Development of Educational Activities, Dayton, OH.; Ditchley Foundation, Oxford (England).
The Anglo-American Conference on Education for the Less Privileged was held recently in Oxfordshire, England. Fourteen representatives from the United States met with 11 British conferees. The purpose of the conference was to examine the present character and availability of education (preprimary to 18 years), including vocational and technical education, for the less-privileged elements of the populations of the United States and Britain respectively, excluding the physically handicapped, but including immigrants, racial minorities, others with a language problem, and those handicapped by backgrounds of poverty, ignorance, or indifference; to consider its adequacy or shortcomings in overcoming such difficulties and handicaps and providing a fair opportunity for all in life in a modern society; and, to indicate the lines on which provision of education for the less privileged should be improved in scale, organization, and content. The conference members agreed on the need for consistent and long-range planning in education for the less privileged. They accented the importance of teaching basic knowledge, while advocating the development of a close relationship among school, parents, and community. They stressed the importance of special, practical, and continuous training for teachers of the disadvantaged. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Black Education, Compensatory Education, Curriculum Development, Disadvantaged, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Innovation, Educational Opportunities, Educational Planning, Family School Relationship, Immigrants, Poverty Programs, Social Change, Teacher Education, Vocational Education
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Authoring Institution: Institute for Development of Educational Activities, Dayton, OH.; Ditchley Foundation, Oxford (England).