ERIC Number: ED073224
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Preparation for the Minority and Disadvantaged. NCRIEEO Tipsheet, Number 10.
Ether, John A.
This tipsheet reports that the first series of books written especially to help prepare teachers of minorities and the disadvantaged were general books of readings. Among these is "The Disadvantaged Learner" by Staten Webster. Over 600 pages in length, it is loosely organized around three themes: knowing the disadvantaged, understanding the educational problems of the disadvantaged learner, and educating this population. Among the most useful of the books of readings is "The Disadvantaged Child, Issues and Innovations," by Joe L. Frost and Glenn R. Hawkes. The editor's introduction to the section on psychomethodological considerations places the teacher in the most significant role. Probably the most successful effort to move away from the potpourri of a book of readings and develop a consistent point of view is "Tactics for Teaching the Disadvantaged," by William F. White. The essence of this book is the chapter which discusses the teacher as a conditioner of emotions. Techniques or systems for developing skill in emotional modification are presented. A basically dangerous book, written for the preparation of teachers of minorities and the disadvantaged is "Teaching the Culturally Disadvantaged--A Rational Approach" by Kenneth R. Johnson. "Preparing to Teach the Disadvantaged," by Bruce W. Tuchman and John L. O'Brien, was developed by a group of knowledgeable people invited together by the authors. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Disadvantaged, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Problems, Educational Sociology, Educationally Disadvantaged, Minority Group Children, Psychoeducational Methods, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Education, Urban Teaching
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
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.