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ERIC Number: ED011018
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Sep-30
Pages: 108
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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TEACHING THE DISADVANTAGED--SUMMER INSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL TRAINING OF TEACHERS, SUPERVISORS AND ADMINISTRATORS.
GEWIRTZ, MARVIN H.; AND OTHERS
A 7-WEEK SUMMER INSTITUTE COURSE FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS, SUPERVISORS, AND ADMINISTRATORS WHO WORK WITH DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN WAS EVALUATED BY QUESTIONNAIRE. THE PURPOSE OF THE EVALUATION WAS TO (1) MEASURE THE IMMEDIATE IMPACT OF THE COURSE ON THE PARTICIPANTS, (2) OBTAIN A SELF-ESTIMATE OF THE PARTICIPANTS' ATTITUDES, (3) EXPLORE STAFF-PARTICIPANT RELATIONS, AND (4) MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CHANGE. THE RESULTS SHOWED NO MEASURABLE CHANGE IN THE PARTICIPANTS' OPTIMISM OR SENSITIVITY ABOUT THE EDUCABILITY OF THE DISADVANTAGED CHILD OR IN A READINESS TO USE NONTRADITIONAL TEACHING APPROACHES. HOWEVER, BY THE END OF THE COURSE THE PARTICIPANTS FELT BETTER PREPARED TO TEACH THESE STUDENTS. THE EVALUATORS CONCURRED IN THIS JUDGEMENT AND SURMISED THAT THE PARTICIPANTS' CONFIDENCE HAD INCREASED DURING THE COURSE. THE DIFFERENT OBJECTIVES OF THE INSTITUTE STAFF AND THE PARTICIPANTS WAS A SOURCE OF DIFFICULTY IN THAT THE STAFF THOUGHT THAT KNOWLEDGE OF SOCIOLOGICAL AND CONCEPTUAL THEORY SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE PRIMARY OBJECTIVE OF THE COURSE, WHILE THE PARTICIPANTS WERE MORE CONCERNED WITH THE PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE RELEVANT TO THE SITUATION. IT WAS FELT THAT THIS SUMMER INSTITUTE PROGRAM CAN BE A PROMISING WAY TO REACH THE DISADVANTAGED BY OFFERING THEIR TEACHERS PROPER ORIENTATION ABOUT THE SPECIAL PROBLEMS OF THESE CHILDREN. (NC)
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Authoring Institution: Center for Urban Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; New York (New York)