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ERIC Number: ED011009
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Dec
Pages: 11
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Reference Count: 0
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A CASE STUDY IN PREPARING TEACHERS FOR THE DISADVANTAGED, PROJECT 120--A SPECIAL STUDENT TEACHING PROGRAM IN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS IN LOW SOCIO-ECONOMIC AREAS.
SCHUELER, HERBERT
PROJECT 120 ASSISTS SPECIAL SERVICE SCHOOLS IN RECRUITING AND HOLDING TEACHERS, TRAINS TEACHERS TO WORK IN URBAN SCHOOLS FOR THE DISADVANTAGED, AND EXPLORES FACTORS THAT WILL IMPROVE TEACHER EDUCATION FOR URBAN SCHOOLS. THE SPECIAL PROGRAM IS ANNOUNCED TO UNDERGRADUATES WHO HAVE QUALIFIED FOR STUDENT TEACHING. IN ADDITION TO CONVENTIONAL SUPERVISION, PARTICIPANTS ARE REGULARLY VISITED BY THE PROJECT COORDINATOR. THEY ALSO VISIT COMMUNITY AGENCIES AND INTERVIEW COMMUNITY LEADERS. EVERY EFFORT IS MADE TO FAMILIARIZE THE STUDENT TEACHERS WITH THE COMMUNITY AND TO DISPEL ANY FEARS AND PREJUDICES THEY MAY HAVE ABOUT DEPRIVED AREAS AND THEIR RESIDENTS. SINCE ITS INCEPTION IN 1960, PROJECT 120 HAS HAD 21 TO 32 ENROLLEES ANNUALLY, AVERAGING ABOUT 10 PERCENT OF HUNTER COLLEGE STUDENT TEACHERS. ALMOST 80 PERCENT ACCEPTED TEACHING POSITIONS AT THE SCHOOLS WHERE THEY DID THEIR STUDENT TEACHING, WITH A LARGE PROPORTION STILL THERE 4 YEARS LATER. AT J.H.S. 120, WHERE THE PROJECT BEGAN, 23 OF THE 95 TEACHERS ARE PROJECT GRADUATES. THEY WERE JUDGED TO HAVE BEEN HELPFUL WITH EACH YEAR'S INCOMING PROJECT STUDENT TEACHERS. (RP)
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Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Hunter Coll.
Identifiers: New York (New York)