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ERIC Number: ED013229
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Nov
Pages: 18
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Reference Count: 0
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PROGRAM IN THE PREPARATION OF COLLEGE GRADUATES TO TEACH IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN URBAN DISADVANTAGED AREAS.
LONG, CHARLES M.
TO HELP COLLEGE GRADUATES WITH NO PREVIOUS PREPARATION FOR TEACHING TO QUALIFY AS TEACHERS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN DEPRESSED AREAS OF NEW YORK CITY, THIRTY TO FORTY STUDENTS ARE ADMITTED EACH YEAR TO A NEW TWO-STAGE, 48-CREDIT, GRADUATE PROGRAM OF TRAINING LEADING TO THE M.S. IN EDUCATION. STUDENTS ARE SELECTED ON THE BASIS OF ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS, LIFE-EXPERIENCE OR VOCATIONAL SKILLS AND AN EXPRESSED COMMITMENT TO TEACHING DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN. TRAINING CONSISTS OF (1) TWO SEMESTERS AND A SUMMER OF FULL-TIME STUDY LEADING TO A PROVISIONAL CERTIFICATE AND PAID EMPLOYMENT AS A TEACHER AND (2) CONTINUATION OF GRADUATE STUDY ON A PART-TIME BASIS LEADING TO PERMANENT CERTIFICATION AND THE MASTER'S DEGREE. THE PROGRAM ALSO (3) PROVIDES ON-THE-JOB ASSISTANCE TO THE BEGINNING TEACHER DURING HIS FIRST YEAR OF SERVICE, (4) SHIFTS THE LOCALE OF TRAINING FROM THE COLLEGE CLASSROOM TO THE COMMUNITY AND THE DISADVANTAGED SCHOOL, AND (5) ADJUSTS THE TRAINEES' SUBJECT MATTER SO THAT IT DIRECTLY AIDS IN THE TEACHING OF THE DISADVANTAGED. AMONG THE PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED HAVE BEEN (1) TRAINEE SELECTION (NOT ALL THE TRAINNEES COULD LEARN TO WORK EFFECTIVELY WITH THE DISADVANTAGED), (2) THE INSENSITIVITY OF SOME PUBLIC SCHOOL PERSONNEL AND COLLEGE INSTRUCTORS TO PROBLEMS OF THE DISADVANTAGED, (3) HIGHLY REGIMENTED, HIGH-CONFLICT SCHOOLS, AND (4) CONTENT AND TIMING OF TRAINING EXPERIENCES. (AW)
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Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, Brooklyn, NY. Brooklyn Coll.
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