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Strategies Against Poverty


reviewed by A. Harry Passow - 1970

coverTitle: Strategies Against Poverty
Author(s): Frank Riesman
Publisher: Random House, New York
ISBN: , Pages: 114, Year: 1969
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Frank Riessman was one of the first to bring the plight of the disadvantaged to the attention of educators and lay readers. Although he later eschewed the term, which was the title of his book, The Culturally Deprived Child, he has since been actively and passionately engaged in fighting poverty. He has written, lectured, and consulted on appropriate teaching methods for the disadvantaged, arguing that efforts will be more successful if programs are articulated, if they accent strengths rather than deficits of learners, and if they focus on "the teacher as the key to the revolution in education." For the past few years, Riessman has headed up the New Careers Development Center, a project aimed at providing training for those poor desirous of moving up career ladders. Strategies Against Poverty is a short volume consisting of articles, most of which appeared in journals between 1964 and 1968 and are reprinted here without substantial change. The three "antipoverty strategies" Riessman has chosen to analyze are the Alinsky conflict... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 72 Number 2, 1970, p. 313-315
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1718, Date Accessed: 10/27/2020 7:51:08 AM

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