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ERIC Number: ED058563
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Apr
Pages: 30
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The Disadvantaged and His Milieu.
Gordon, Edmund W.
This report comprises a critical analysis of research in the area of the disadvantaged student, mostly on population characteristics and on educational programs offered them. Much of the research on such factors as genetic and environmental influences, verbal ability, motivation, school achievement, attrition rate, demographic characteristics, health care and nutrition, has been biased; and efforts at intervention have been unsuccessful, with demonstration projects taking precedence over controlled experiments. Necessary to raise the standard of research and educational programs are: (1) increased funds for meaningful large-scale innovation; and (2) development of effective ideas for the best utilization of available funds. Suggestions for improvement include the better understanding, and more appropriate design and control of social-psychological learning conditions; greater qualitative analysis of learning behaviors; matching this broader range of characteristics to the design of appropriate learning environments and experiences; and the need to change political factors in education. It is especially important to hold educators more directly accountable to those they serve, and to give greater attention to the role of students in the direction of their own education. (KS)
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Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Teachers College.
Note: Paper presented at American Personnel and Guidance Association conference, Albany, N. Y., April 9-10, 1970