by Barbara BeattyIntroduction to the Special Issue
by Richard R. ValenciaA commentary on the Special Issue.
by Christopher Span & Ishwanzya D. RiversUsing data from the Digest of Educational Statistics, this article argues that an intergenerational comparison is a more productive, progressive method to interpret data used to gauge the achievement gap.
by Sylvia L. M. Martinez & John L. RuryThis article examines the terms “culturally deprived” and “disadvantaged” in light of their popular use in the sixties and following decades, particularly in the ethnic and mainstream press.
by Carlos Kevin BlantonThis biographical study of Dr. George I. Sánchez, a leading Mexican American educator, intellectual, and activist from the 1930s through the 1960s, opens up the idea of compensatory education—the prevalent notion of the 1960s that schools use specialized instructional programs to combat the alleged cultural deprivation of some children, particularly minorities—to a wider focus.
by John SpencerThis article is a case study of compensatory education as it was developed and implemented by an innovative urban school principal in the early 1960s.
by Barbara Beatty & Edward ZiglerIn this article, Edward Zigler, interviewed by Barbara Beatty, talks about a turning point in the history of Head Start that reveals how policy choices, bureaucracy, and science came together when he was told to phase out the program in 1970.
by Barbara BeattyThe author focuses on the role of preschool intervention and developmental psychology researchers in defining the concept of the “disadvantaged child” and in designing and evaluating remedies to alleviate educational “disadvantages” in young children.
by Jean AnyonA commentary on the special issue.
by Wayne J. UrbanThis article appreciates and critiques the contributions to the special issue of the TCR on compensatory education. I argue that compensatory education neglected desegregation as a legitimate policy option and that these articles do not counter than neglect.
by Kerry MacneilA commentary on the special issue.
by Ruby TakanishiA commentary on the special issue.