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Objectives of Educational Programs for the Educationally Retarded and Disadvantaged


by Marjorie B. Smiley 1967

An important aspect of the massive efforts of the 196o's to improve the education of those segments of our population least well served by our system of free compulsory education is the emergence of a new educational purpose. "Compensatory education," a term introduced in the middle of this decade to describe a variety of special programs for disadvantaged children and youth, is descriptive of this new aim-to compensate for those environmental deficits in society and in the school which retard and limit the educational progress of the children of the poor.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 66, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 68 Number 9, 1967, p. 121-143
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19679, Date Accessed: 10/22/2017 5:09:21 PM

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  • Marjorie Smiley
    Hunter College
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    MARJORIE B. SMILEY is the Director of the Project English Center at Hunter College.
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