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ERIC Number: ED001653
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Jan-31
Pages: 74
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CARDOZO PROJECT IN URBAN TEACHING, A PILOT PROJECT IN CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT UTILIZING RETURNED PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEERS IN AN URBAN HIGH SCHOOL. INTERIM REPORT.
WASHINGTON, BENNETTA B.
TEN PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEERS WHO HAD SPENT TWO YEARS TEACHING ABROAD WERE PLACED IN AN URBAN HIGH SCHOOL CLASSROOM. THE PURPOSE WAS TO LEARN WHAT SHOULD BE TAUGHT IN THE URBAN CLASSROOM, HOW IT SHOULD BE TAUGHT, AND HOW BEST TO GO ABOUT TRAINING TEACHERS TO DEAL WITH DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN. THE STUDENTS WERE AIDED BY A SPECIAL STAFF OF MASTER TEACHERS AND CONSULTANTS. A PROGRAM OF INSCHOOL SEMINARS AND CONFERENCES HELPED BOTH THE INTERNS AND THE STAFF. TWO APPROACHES FOR CHANGE WERE SUGGESTED--TO EXAMINE THE EXISTING CURRICULUM AND PROVIDE REVISIONS THAT WOULD LINK COURSES AND GRADES TOGETHER SEQUENTIALLY, AND TO ENCOURAGE INTERNS, WITH THE HELP OF THE MASTER TEACHERS AND THE CURRICULUM COORDINATOR, TO DEVELOP STUDY UNITS WHICH WORKED BEST WITH THEIR OWN STUDENTS. THE AFTER SCHOOL SEMINARS FOR THE INTERNS COVERED SUCH AREAS AS TEACHING AND THE URBAN CONDITION, TEACHING AND THE PSYCHOLOGICAL DISCIPLINES, AND TEACHING AND THE HUMANISTIC TRADITIONS. THE SUBJECTS TAUGHT BY THE INTERNS WERE ENGLISH, HISTORY, MATH, AND SCIENCE. THOUGH AT THE TIME OF THE REPORT NO EVALUATIONS OF THE TOTAL PROGRAM COULD BE MADE, AREAS IN NEED OF IMPROVEMENT INCLUDED DISCIPLINE AND RELATIONS WITH THE EXISTING FACULTY.
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Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: CARDOZO PROJECT; DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA; PEACE CORPS