ERIC Number: ED073219
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Inner City Education: A Review of Ethnic Studies in the Sixties. NCRIEEO Tipsheet, Number 9.
Halliburton, Warren J.
The "elitist" tradition of American education was found out in the 1960's. Not until a social force quite alien to the profession took hold and a revolution was declared, was the system of education called to task. In education, the response generated a spate of books that examined the many inequities, recommending remedies. Some of these studies became popular reading, either by dint of their daring or the esteem of their authors. Among the first was "Slums and Suburbs," by James B. Conant. Despite the intellectual concessions and comprised recommendations of this book, the study marked a beginning that was to encourage closer scrutiny and clearer perception of the underprivileged by educational researchers. Most popular among them was Frank Reissman and his book "The Culturally Deprived Child." There yet remained a more intimate, realistic study to be made of the ghetto and its youthful inhabitants. Kenneth B. Clark's "Dark Ghetto" was just such a book. The evil of ghetto school education was fully recognized by the mid-1960's. It followed that in the resolution of these problems that consideration would be given to school leadership. Nat Hentoff's "Our Children are Dying" afforded just such a view. Many of the benefits to be derived from these years of educational study in the sixties were reflected in "The Disadvantaged--Challenge to Education," by Mario D. Fantini and Gerald Weinstein. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Black Education, Book Reviews, Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Change, Educationally Disadvantaged, Ethnic Studies, Inner City, Racial Integration, School Desegregation, Social Integration, Urban Education, Urban Schools
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Equal Educational Opportunities.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. National Center for Research and Information on Equal Educational Opportunity.