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ERIC Number: ED116089
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar-24
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Children of the Poor.
Lampkin, Lillian C.
This speech examines the culture of poverty and its effect on children. It describes the poor, the sub-culture within which they live, and the many disadvantages the environment holds for children of the poor. The point is made that it is important to look at the child and family in their uniqueness as well as in their commonality. It is further stated that the poor's style of seeking help is inimical to much of the culture and style of the social agencies. Most agencies were designed for other times and other needs, and thus their response in serving the poor has been to serve them poorly. Suggestions are made for initiating institutional change in order to better meet the needs of the poor. (SJL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (31st, New York, New York, March 23-26, 1975)