ERIC Number: ED131169
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Effective Strategies for Teaching Social Studies in Junior High School for Disadvantaged Students.
Blackwell, Maree Macon; Pugh, Addie H.
Discussed are certain key problems that are involved which cause the social studies program to be rather difficult for disadvantaged students. The first set of problems is said to be inherent in the very nature of social studies: (1) reading in the social studies is more difficult than reading narrative materials which so often are stressed in a basal reading program; (2) culturally deprived students need a program of studies which satisfies their need for security through clear and simple methodology; (3) culturally deprived students need reassurance of repeated success experiences; and, (4) culturally deprived students are person oriented and need materials which place people--not generalizations--in the center of stage. Also discussed are the kind of teacher needed to teach disadvantaged students and the role of the teacher for disadvantaged students. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Needs, Educational Problems, Educationally Disadvantaged, Junior High School Students, Social Studies, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Background, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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