ERIC Number: ED054467
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May-31
Reference Count: 0
The Inner City Classroom: Affective Domain Constraints.
The inner city child is described, and the differences between his school and that of his middle-class counterpart are contrasted. The author lists what he has frequently found to be affective constraints of recalcitrant inner city students: (1) poor school attitudes; (2) anti-societal (middle class) values; and (3) negative school perceptions. The difficulties encountered by teachers in inner city classrooms, as well as the obvious inefficacy of usual counselor and psychologist strategies, are emphasized. It is suggested that the counselor needs to take his skills out of his office into the classroom arena. The author describes an exchange, based on some of Neil Postman's ideas, in which he, a college professor and consultant, and a female 4th grade teacher switched roles. The gains which each realized are summarized. (TL)
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Authoring Institution: Queen's Univ., Kingston (Ontario).
Note: Paper presented at Canadian Guidance and Counselling Association Convention, Toronto, May 30 - June 2, 1971