ERIC Number: ED085428
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Poor: A Problem of Priority. An Interview with Dr. Doxey A. Wilkerson. Equal Opportunity Review, March 1973.
Katz, William A.
This is the first issue of the "Equal Opportunity Review." The purpose of the publication is to provide opinion and information to educators and laymen interested in furthering equal educational opportunities in our society. To inaugurate this series, Dr. Doxey A. Wilkerson, an eminent educator and advocate of equal educational opportunity for several decades, was interviewed. Dr. Wilkerson is Professor of Education at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Yeshiva University. He was a professor in several black colleges and universities for many years and is now involved mainly in the preparation of teachers for effectively working with children of the poor. The interview includes discussions of the following questions: Which of a complex of influences in-school and out-of-school contributing to the widespread retardation and high dropout rates among children of the poor are most critical? If teachers would only teach, would disadvantaged children learn effectively? Within the context of a school system whose priorities are wrong and whose administration is at fault in this, what can we expect of a teacher? What changes are of special importance in improving the quality of education for children of the poor? What role should black and Hispanic studies play in the education of children in our city? (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Black Education, Black Studies, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropout Rate, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Change, Educational Opportunities, Educational Retardation, Equal Education, Mental Retardation, Minority Group Children, Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Role, Urban Education
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.