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Educational Disadvantage and the Educational Needs of Immigrants. Observations on the Report on Education of the Select Committee on Race Relations and Immigration [microform]
Bib ID 5309279
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Department of Education and Science, London (England)
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1974 
19 p. 

This paper recognizes the need to educate children, especially immigrant pupils, and adults for life in a multiracial society, while making observations on a British select committee report on race relations and immigration. The paper accepts the committee's view that many of those born in Great Britain who belong to minority ethnic groups will experience difficulties which must receive special attention from the education service in that country; and also that others, too, including many children and adults of indigenous origin, have particular problems to which the education service must respond. The pattern for special help provided by the government is said to take care of all those suffering educational disadvantage, taking account of the distinct needs of different ethnic groups and of individuals, whatever their origin. The need for local authorities and schools to identify individual children who fall into this category is stressed. It is also noted that the success of government policies on education of the disadvantaged does not depend so much on the government as on the local education authorities, the teaching profession, and voluntary agencies. The latter part of the paper discusses specific recommendations of the select committee report such as that: (1) a good command of the English language should be a priority; (2) the strengthening of careers advisory services should be stressed; and (3) a survey of the various methods of dealing with the education of immigrant children in English should be conducted. (Author/AM)


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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Educational Needs.  |  Educational Objectives.  |  Educational Policy.  |  Educational Problems.  |  Educationally Disadvantaged.  |  Ethnic Groups.  |  Foreign Countries.  |  Government Role.  |  Immigrants.  |  Individual Needs.  |  Minority Groups.  |  Racial Relations.  |  Special Programs.  |  Student Needs.  |  Great Britain
Form/genre Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors Department of Education and Science, London (England)
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