ERIC Number: ED105564
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Feb-23
Reference Count: 0
Problems of School Administrators in the Education of Minority Children.
Love, George H.
Educators must be realistic about the children in their charge and implement programs to meet students' individual needs without destroying their self-concepts. It is a recognized fact that disadvantaged children need special help and attention beyond that required by the motivated student. We must never lose sight of the fact that these are individual children who are living in a particular environment, and that each child has his or her special needs. In some urban school systems, students are still being tracked; blacks and other minority group individuals are placed in special education classes and detention centers to a greater extent than nonminority students. The result is lower self-esteem and its concomitants for minority students. We need to get back to our philosophy of educating individual students and not be so concerned about classifying students as fast or slow learners. In doing so, we will provide optimum educational benefits for each of the children in our school systems. (Author/JG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at American Association of School Administrators Annual Convention (107th, Dallas, Texas, February 21-24, 1975)