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English and the Disadvantaged

reviewed by Robert E. Shafer - 1967

coverTitle: English and the Disadvantaged
Author(s): Edward R. Fagan
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Here is a sign that we may someday have a "new English" in many schools which will provide an "up-staircase" for many educationally deprived and disadvantaged students who have known English as the cause of their heading down the "down-staircase" and out the school door permanently. Some readers will see this as a dangerous book. It has striking implications for many school English programs and disturbing implications for many programs of teacher education. One might have hoped for a more balanced and detailed treatment of this little written about but essential subject, but few books of any sort have emerged from NDEA Institutes; and, of the many NDEA Institutes held since 1965, no more than a dozen have concerned themselves with the development of "a new English" for the educationally disadvantaged and deprived. Of the more than twenty national curriculum development projects in English done or being done with public and... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 69 Number 2, 1967, p. 185-188
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2069, Date Accessed: 10/14/2019 4:47:42 AM

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