Jeri Cashman

Author Credentials

Sister Jeri Cashman, O.P.

Date of Award


Document Type

Research Paper

Superseded Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (Education of Learning Disabled Children)

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

Sister Joanne Marie Kliebhan, O.S.F.

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Children with disabilities--Remediation; Children with social disabilities--Education


The writer limited the review of literature for the most part to the last fifteen years. This study described the educational limitations experienced by a child from a sub-culture which is not the dominant culture in which he must function as an adult. As a culturally deprived person in this society, how can he receive a comparable education: when his lower class and minority value orientation are unlike that of the present day institution? The American school system is meeting the needs of the Anglo middle-class child in preparation for his place in an Anglo middle-class society but, to most educators, the culturally deprived child is not only misunderstood, but teachers cannot seem to differentiate between the disabled and the disadvantaged. This paper was not an attempt to seek out the opinions of authorities who have provided insight into the problem through psychology, sociology and medicine but rather only experts in education, citing both those who chose one side or the other or added expertise to the problem.


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