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ERIC Number: ED052281
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb-24
Pages: 102
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The Assessment of Informal Factors Affecting Teaching and Learning in a Ghetto High School; Denver, Colorado, Manual High School.
Dunwell, Robert R.; And Others
The problem undertaken by this study was the assessment of social, psychological, and philosophic factors present in the educational climate of an urban ghetto high school (Denver, Colorado Manual High School), as a preliminary step to the diagnosis and development of an enhanced educational program. Seventy-eight teachers and 798 students participated, giving written responses to a series of inventory instruments. Major conclusions drawn from the study included the following: (1) The purpose of ghetto schools has become the elimination of the child by encouraging him to commit psychological suicide; (2) it is possible to develop instruments competent to measure a broad range of attitudes and value systems; (3) the learners in this study were proud of school and intensely desired to succeed; and, (4) faculty were not capable of establishing constructive relationships without considerable alteration of their own self-concept. (Author/DM)
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Note: Paper presented to the American Association of School Administrators, Atlantic City, N.J., February 24, 1971