ERIC Number: ED094486
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
The Effects of Residential and Educational Isolation on Affluent Youth. Report No. 20.
Stulac, Julie; Wheeler, Jeanette
This paper was commissioned to present a point of view not widely expressed -- that children who live and attend school in "segregated" high economic neighborhoods suffer from such isolation from the reality of the world in which they live. The authors consider the consequences of rearing the affluent young in settings which physically and psychologically isolate them from the realities of American society. Since the initial socialization processes of the young occur in the home and the school, they are the primary focus. First, current educational structures are discussed briefly in terms of the functions of education as traditionally conceived. It is argued that in some crucial respects, the schools and extant housing patterns deny the affluent young an opportunity to acquire and develop essential skills that prepare them to cope with their roles as emerging citizens. Finally, the paper reports on recent research that suggests ways in which schools and housing patterns can be reconceptualized to meet the critical needs of the young. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Santa Clara County Office of Education, San Jose, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III