ERIC Number: ED058332
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Learning Activities for Disadvantaged Children. Selected Readings.
Bergeson, John B.; Miller, George S.
The selections in the first of eight parts of this book provide an overall perspective as both a guide through the many articles that follow and a frame of reference to use in selecting teaching methods and materials. Most of the articles in Part Two advocate more rather than less experience-oriented reading and suggest methods that rely on elements of the language experience approach, individualized instruction, and parent involvement. Part Three contains articles dealing with the special problems involved in instructing and motivating the disabled adolescent reader. The articles in Part Four focus their attention on two factors that have caused youngsters to become educationally disadvantaged--teacher stereotypes of the poor and the middle-class curriculum. The first four articles in Part Five describe science programs for elementary and junior-high youngsters while the last two focus on high school students. Part Six contains two articles contrasting note and discovery approaches in teaching mathematics to elementary school students, while the last five articles deal with teaching "remedial" arithmetic to older children. Although instruction in the fine arts is considered desirable, the articles in Part Seven reveal a paucity in the literature in the area of music and art describing specific techniques. Part Eight comprises eight articles describing behavior modification principles and other techniques for working with the disadvantaged. (JM)
Descriptors: Basic Reading, Behavior Change, Curriculum Development, Disadvantaged Youth, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Students, Learning Activities, Learning Experience, Remedial Mathematics, Remedial Reading, Science Education, Secondary School Students, Teacher Stereotypes, Teaching Methods
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