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ERIC Number: ED048958
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 430
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America's Other Children; Public Schools Outside Suburbia.
Henderson, George, Ed.
Geared particularly for students who will never teach in an urban community, as well as for those who will teach in the urban schools affected by the influx of migrants from rural areas, the document describes the effects of urbanization on rural communities and their institutions, especially the family and the school. Among the rural minorities discussed in the 50 articles in the document are Mexican American, poor white, American Indian, and Negro children, and children of migrant farm workers. Since teachers of these youth are said to have a major effect upon their success or failure, it is pointed out that effective teachers must realize that they cannot overlook student backgrounds, needs, and problems because these factors affect student ability to profit from school experiences. It is believed that teachers who are insensitive to these factors can weaken a child's confidence, increase his frustration, and make his school adjustment difficult. The table of contents carries the following major headings: (1) The Rural Poor, (2) The Educational Challenge, (3) Quality Education is People, (4) Strategies and Innovations, (5) Racial Integration in the Public Schools, and (6) If We Fail. (EL)
University of Oklahoma Press, Publishing Division, University of Oklahoma, 1005 Asp Avenue, Norman, Oklahoma 73069 ($8.95)
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