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ERIC Number: ED169192
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Educating Diverse Populations. Selected Papers. ERIC/CUE Urban Diversity Series, Number 59.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.
The papers in this document illustrate the need for educators to recognize the diverse populations they serve. Edmund W. Gordon and Stephanie Shipman discuss the confusion surrounding Aptitude/Treatment/Interaction (ATI) research and the educational equity controversy. They argue for educational programs which more appropriately address the problems of equity and social justice in education. Patricia Albjerg Graham discusses, from an historical and contemporary perspective, the dilemma faced by schools as they seek to adjust to new societal values about the role of women. She argues that if genuine progress toward adjusting schools and schooling to these new social norms is to be made, the selection and retention of more women in leadership roles in education are called for. Edward DeAvila suggests that a diagnostic/prescriptive procedure called PAPI (Program Assessment/Pupil Instruction) can overcome the problems in standardized testing by remaining sensitive to the needs of ethnically and linguistically different children who might be treated within a mainstream setting. Finally, Edgar Epps discusses some of the problems faced by social scientists, practitioners, and policy makers as they seek to adapt the public schools to the needs and demands of increasingly vocal and politically influential racial and ethnic constituencies. (EB)
Descriptors: Aptitude Treatment Interaction, Conference Reports, Disadvantaged, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Females, Minority Group Children, Non English Speaking, Program Descriptions, Sex Stereotypes, Social Attitudes, Standardized Tests, Test Bias
Institute for Urban and Minority Education, Box 40, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.
Note: Papers presented at the conference on Educating Diverse Populations, part of the Annual Superintendents Work Conference held at Teachers College, Columbia University (37th, New York, New York, July 19-20, 1978)