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ERIC Number: ED107738
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 33
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Inner-City Schools and the Beginning Teacher: A Dialogue.
Levine, Daniel U.; Doll, Russell C.
This booklet addresses the beginning teacher whose assignment is an inner-city school. It advocates that each new teacher in the inner city should have what amounts of a self-administered interview schedule, focusing on points one needs to keep uppermost in one's mind if one wishes to be effective in working with low-income youth. This protocol focuses on 11 issues: (1) recognizing, understanding, and taking into account the conditions in which many of the students grow up; (2) the lack of experience with, and knowledge of, even the most basic words, concepts, and facts of many disadvantaged students; (3) the negative factors in the child's environment that might influence judgments of his potential; (4) the interpretation of student reactions; (5) recognizing and using positive forces in the students' neighborhood; (6) the danger of too openly and too frequently exhorting students to try harder in order to ensure themselves of successful careers as adults; (7) the danger of "giving up" on students; (8) acceptance or rejection of inner-city students' language; (9) the feelings of insecurity which most disadvantaged students feel in school; (10) expectations of the teacher regarding his role in an inner-city school; and (11) deciding on priorities in professional and personal life. (JM)
Phi Delta Kappa, 8th and Union Streets, Bloomington, Indiana 47401 ($0.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa, Bloomington, IN. Commission of Education, Human Rights, and Responsibilities.