ERIC Number: ED134553
Record Type: RIE
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Humanizing the Educational Environment: A Goal for the Third Century. Info-Item Educators Digest/ No. 2072.
Ohio Education Association, Columbus. Instruction and Professional Development Div.; National Education Association, Washington, DC.
Four monographs on the subject of humanizing the educational environment are presented in this booklet. The first defines the commitment of the Ohio Education Association to humanizing education and describes the goals and values set for future education. The second discusses the "deprived" child, and the ramifications of this word in terms of the emotional and spiritual, as well as the material, emphasizing individual differences in background and culture in each pupil and the necessity for teachers to understand these factors in answering the needs of the child. In the third article the subject of human rights is examined in the negative framework of discrimination against women and blacks. The point is made that until these two groups are fully recognized, not as groups but as human beings, society itself suffers the loss of deep potential resources and progress. Human relations are assessed in the final article. The necessity for clear communication and awareness of individual differences and needs is stressed, with particular emphasis on the importance of sensitivity to others' reactions and recognition of their dignity and rights as human beings. (JD)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Cultural Enrichment, Disadvantaged, Educational Environment, Educational Needs, Futures (of Society), Human Dignity, Human Relations, Humanization, Individual Development, Interpersonal Relationship, Moral Values, Racial Discrimination, Sex Discrimination, Student Teacher Relationship, Urban Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Ohio Education Association, Columbus. Instruction and Professional Development Div.; National Education Association, Washington, DC.