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ERIC Number: ED012253
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Sep
Pages: 70
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Reference Count: 0
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A REPORT ON THE SECOND YEAR, 1964-65, OF THE URBAN SEMESTER, A PROGRAM IN TEACHER EDUCATION OF THE ASSOCIATED COLLEGES OF THE MIDWEST.
Associated Colleges of the Midwest, Chicago, IL.
TO PREPARE STUDENTS FOR TEACHING IN URBAN SCHOOLS, 27 SELECTED SENIOR STUDENTS FROM ASSOCIATED COLLEGES OF THE MIDWEST (ACM) SPENT 16 WEEKS (BEGINNING IN SEPTEMBER 1964) OBSERVING, TEACHING, AND STUDYING IN CHICAGO. THE FIRST 8 WEEKS WERE SPENT IN AN AVERAGE SOCIOECONOMIC-LEVEL SCHOOL AND THE FINAL 8 WEEKS IN A DISADVANTAGED SCHOOL. THE STUDENTS WERE CLOSELY SUPERVISED BY TWO SPONSOR TEACHERS AND WERE EXPECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN A VARIETY OF EXTRA-CLASS ACTIVITIES AND TO SUBMIT WEEKLY LOGS DESCRIBING THEIR ACTIVITIES. SEMINARS WERE HELD IN (1) URBAN SOCIOLOGY, DEALING WITH VARIOUS POINTS OF VIEW ON ISSUES RELATED TO YOUTH AND THEIR PROBLEMS IN URBAN AREAS AND (2) URBAN EDUCATION, CONCERNED WITH THE OBJECTIVES, PRACTICES, AND PROBLEMS OF CITY SCHOOLS AND BASIC PROBLEMS OF STUDENT TEACHING. FIELD TRIPS AND VIDEOTAPE RECORDINGS OF THE STUDENTS' TEACHING BEHAVIOR WERE ALSO EMPLOYED. TO FACILITATE THE EXCHANGE OF IDEAS AND EXPERIENCES THE STUDENTS AND FACULTY SUPERVISORS WERE HOUSED TOGETHER IN AN APARTMENT-HOTEL NEAR THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO. OVERALL EVALUATION OF THE 1964 PROGRAM BY THE PARTICIPATING STUDENTS WAS VERY FAVORABLE, PARTICULARLY WITH REGARD TO THE RICHNESS OF THE STUDENT TEACHING EXPERIENCE. THE HANDBOOK FURNISHES DESCRIPTIVE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROGRAM AND OUTLINES THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF STAFF PARTICIPANTS. THIS DOCUMENT IS ALSO AVAILABLE FROM THE NORTHFIELD OFFICE, PROGRAMS IN TEACHER EDUCATION, 208 ELM STREET, NORTHFIELD, MINNESOTA 55057. (AW)
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Authoring Institution: Associated Colleges of the Midwest, Chicago, IL.
Identifiers: Associated Colleges of the Midwest