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ERIC Number: ED013282
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-May
Pages: 162
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Reference Count: 0
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TO IMPROVE TEACHERS FOR INNER-CITY SCHOOLS. FINAL REPORT.
REDDICK, L.D.
A 1-YEAR UNDERGRADUATE TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM DESIGNED TO PREPARE VOLUNTEER STUDENTS TO TEACH IN INNER-CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS WAS INITIATED BY THE SMALL, PREDOMINANTLY NEGRO COPPIN STATE COLLEGE IN BALTIMORE, MD. THE 19 VOLUNTEERS WERE MOSTLY LOWER MIDDLE-CLASS, 15 WERE FROM THE BALTIMORE AREA, AND 18 WERE NEGRO. THUS, AS "INDIGENOUS" PERSONNEL THEY WOULD HAVE GREATER RAPPORT WITH THE INNER-CITY STUDENTS WHOM THEY WERE TO TEACH. THE PROGRAM OFFERED COURSES WHICH FOCUSED ON PROBLEMS IN EDUCATING THE CULTURALLY DIFFERENT IN LARGE URBAN AREAS. A SPECIAL LECTURE SERIES WAS PRESENTED WITH THE EXPECTATION THAT COMMUNITY RESIDENTS WOULD ATTEND AND THUS FEEL A PART OF THE COLLEGE'S TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM. TEACHING DEMONSTRATIONS AT THE ON-CAMPUS LABORATORY SCHOOL HELPED TO PREPARE THE VOLUNTEERS FOR THE SUPERVISED PRACTICE TEACHING WHICH THEY SUBSEQUENTLY DID IN THREE INNER-CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS. IN SOME OF THE COMMENTS IN WRITTEN EVALUATIONS OF THE PROGRAM, THE VOLUNTEERS CRITICIZED THE LABORATORY SCHOOL FOR HAVING AN UNCHARACTERISTIC MIDDLE-CLASS STUDENT POPULATION. HOWEVER, THE PROJECT WAS GENERALLY FELT TO BE A SUCCESS. FOUR MONTHS OF FOLLOWUP OBSERVATIONS SHOWED THAT THE VOLUNTEERS WERE FUNCTIONING EFFECTIVELY IN THEIR NEW FULL-TIME CLASSROOMS. (APPENDIXES INCLUDE THE COLLEGE'S HANDBOOK FOR STUDENT TRAINING AND OTHER RELEVANT MATERIALS.) (LB)
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Authoring Institution: Coppin State Coll., Baltimore, MD.
Identifiers: Coppin State College MD; MARYLAND; Maryland (Baltimore)