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Educational Forum, The, v70 n1 p10-20 Fall 2005

Many educational initiatives have been and continue to be based on a macro-social system understanding of communal roles, values, norms, interactions, perceptions, and realities. This practice neglects the unique impediments and social norms that exist within the myriad of micro-social systems in the United States. This work draws attention to the disassociation of America's inner-city youth through an analysis of educational initiatives and macro-social system beliefs that have prescribed a macro-social system remedy for micro-social system ailments.

Descriptors: Urban Youth, Urban Areas, Educational Improvement, Critical Theory, Educational Opportunities, Systems Analysis, Holistic Approach, Holistic Evaluation, Disadvantaged Youth, Policy Analysis, Educational Assessment, Social Development, Social Environment

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Author: Sanchez, Heliodoro T., Jr.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=4923&id=EJ773790

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