PDF pending restoration
ERIC Number: ED069574
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Youth as a Minority: An Anatomy of Student Rights.
Cuban, Larry, Ed.
This booklet explores student rights, presents student and teacher viewpoints, and offers ways to democratize the classroom. Sixteen chapters arranged into four major parts each contain an overview written by Larry Cuban, viewpoints mostly from periodical or book reprints, and other articles pertinent to the major topic. The first overview, Youth as a Minority, discusses the need to halt stereotyping of youth. Nat Henoff summarizes the recent movement for increased student rights and the courts' relationship to that movement. Part II deals with student activism, providing an overview explaining student unrest and dissent. Relationships between teachers and students are examined in Part III, the overview suggesting that when teachers stereotype students the development of a humane relationship between the two is hindered. Three students discuss the strength and weaknesses of their teachers; two teachers involve themselves in a dialogue; a teacher describes his experiences in urban classroom; and suggestions are given on how teachers can break the habit of stereotyping students. The last part offers an overview of changes teachers can make toward humanizing school, viewpoints on student-recommended changes, and a system toward democratic student government. (SJM)
Descriptors: Activism, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Relevance (Education), Student Attitudes, Student Rights, Student Role, Student Teacher Relationship, Youth Problems
National Council for the Social Studies, 1201 Sixteenth Street, N. W., Washington, D. C. 20036 ($3.25)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, DC.
Note: Teaching Social Studies in an Age of Crisis--No. 4