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ERIC Number: ED011242
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 83
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Reference Count: 0
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COURSE EVALUATION OF THE WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY "AUGUST 24-28, 1964 WORKSHOP FOR 71 TEACHERS NEWLY ASSIGNED TO 20 DETROIT SCHOOLS."
OBRADOVIC, SYLVIA M.
A 1-WEEK WORKSHOP PRECEDING ASSIGNMENT TO INNER-CITY SCHOOLS WAS EVALUATED BY DEPTH INTERVIEW OF 52 TO 71 PARTICIPANTS AFTER COMPLETION OF THEIR 1ST YEAR OF TEACHING. AN OUTSIDE INVESTIGATOR CONDUCTED THE INTERVIEWS, USING A 48-ITEM QUESTIONNAIRE COVERING REACTIONS TO THE WORKSHOP, REACTIONS TO THE FIRST SEMESTER OF TEACHING, AND GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUTURE WORKSHOPS. TEACHER RESPONSE TO THE WORKSHOP WAS 66 PERCENT UNFAVORABLE, 94 PERCENT FELT WORKSHOPS OF THIS TYPE SHOULD BE CONTINUED, PROVIDED CERTAIN MODIFICATIONS WERE MADE. THE WORKSHOP WAS JUDGED SUCCESSFUL IN FAMILIARIZING TEACHERS WITH SCHOOL STAFF AND RESOURCES, BUT LESS SUCCESSFUL IN PREPARING THEM FOR DEALING WITH PUPIL BEHAVIORS, SUCH AS LACK OF SELF-CONTROL OR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS, AND POOR SELF-IMAGE. TEACHING WAS MORE DIFFICULT THAN HAD BEEN ANTICIPATED. THE TEACHERS FELT THAT THE SCHOOL CURRICULUM WAS INSUFFICIENTLY RELATED TO INNER-CITY LIFE AND THAT SOURCES FOR REMEDIAL WORK WERE INADEQUATE. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI.
Identifiers: Michigan (Detroit)