ERIC Number: ED177927
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Block 3, People in Cities: An Ecological Approach.
An Open University course text, People in Cities--An Ecological Approach (Block 3), is presented. Three sections of the block are: the ecology of urban life, socialization and some implications for the urban child, and the compensatory debate. Some of the adaptive processes and ways in which failures of adaptation are distributed in different areas of the city are examined. A theoretical approach to the study of behavior settings is applied, and the validity of predictions from this theoretical model, and their applications to the organization and size of schools, are considered. Three films that illustrate the niche of several families in Nottingham are also discussed. The section on socialization and the urban child draws on both British and American material and focuses on preschool and early school age children. The third section links ideas in the previous parts of the block and examines in psychological terms the much-disputed issue of compensatory education. The block includes study activities, suggested answers to activities, references, and three reading selections by Edgar H. Auerswald, R. G. Barker, and A. Harry Passow. (SW)
Descriptors: Child Development, College Curriculum, Compensatory Education, Ecological Factors, External Degree Programs, Family (Sociological Unit), Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Life Style, Models, Social Influences, Socialization, Sociocultural Patterns, Textbooks, Urban Population, Urban Studies
The Open University, Walton, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, England
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Open Univ., Walton, Bletchley, Bucks (England).