ERIC Number: ED292916
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Planning Paper for the Center on the Study of the Education of Disadvantaged Students.
This planning paper offers background information and recommendations for the establishment of a research center for the study of educating the disadvantaged. It is based on a seminar comprised of educational researchers held to consider how low achieving students can best be helped. The research agenda for such a center should consider the following four factors in the lives of educationally disadvantaged students: (1) classroom and instructional factors; (2) school factors; (3) home or family factors; and (4) community factors. Recent research on effective schools must be consulted, the variables within these models are especially critical for high educational attainment among disadvantaged youth. Successful innovations will have positive effects on low, average, and high achieving students as well as those at risk. The research program for a special study center should have the following characteristics: (1) sensitivity to interaction effects; (2) cross-disciplinary approach; (3) sensitivity to the need for early identification; and (4) sufficient scope and rigor to allow the findings to be generalized to disadvantaged youth anywhere. A 54-item bibliography is included. (VM)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Community Role, Educational Research, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Environment, High Risk Students, Influences, Instructional Effectiveness, Language Skills, Poverty, School Effectiveness, Social Influences, Teacher Characteristics
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Research.