The Culturally Deprived Child

reviewed by James Cass - 1963

coverTitle: The Culturally Deprived Child
Author(s): F. Riessman
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Policy statements by national organizations seldom have much impact on the American scene; at best, they reflect and define the changing attitudes of the nation. Education and the Disadvantaged American does just that. It is virtually a distillation of the more advanced thinking and experience of the past decade concerning the relationship of the public schools and the least fortunate members of their public. Its view is informed, sympathetic, and notably hard-nosed in assessing the schools' responsibility. The need for the active cooperation of other community agencies—and for a far higher level of personal and financial support from the public generally—are laid out in unequivocal terms. An example of the report's forthright assessment of the situation is this: The modern public school often bases its efforts on assumptions which are not valid for all children. The values of the teacher, the content of the program, and the very purposes of schooling may... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 65 Number 1, 1963, p. 90-90 ID Number: 2805, Date Accessed: 9/18/2020 4:59:26 AM

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