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ERIC Number: ED013795
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THE TEACHER CORPS PROJECT AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY.
RODGERS, FREDERICK
THE TEACHER CORPS PROJECT AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY PREPARES FORMER PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEERS FOR TEACHING IN DISADVANTAGED SCHOOLS. A PROGRAM CANDIDATE MUST HAVE A BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN EITHER MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE, LANGUAGE ARTS OR SOCIAL STUDIES. THE PROGRAM HAS THREE PHASES (1) PRE-SERVICE (INTERNS WORK IN THE MORNING WITH LOCAL AGENCIES IN COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES AND WITH EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES SPONSORED BY THE NEW YORK SCHOOL SYSTEM AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS, AND IN THE AFTERNOONS IN UNIVERSITY AND PUBLIC SCHOOL CLASSROOMS), (2) INSERVICE (INTERNS GRADUALLY ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY IN THEIR ASSIGNED SCHOOL BEFORE FINALLY BECOMING FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IN COMMUNITY-DIRECTED FUNCTIONS), (3) POST-SERVICE (INTERNS ATTEND A WORKSHOP ON THE SYNTHESIS OF THEORY AND PRACTICE, DURING WHICH THEY DEVELOP PILOT CURRICULA AND RESEARCH PROJECTS). THE INTERNS' COURSE WORK FOCUSES ON (A) THE EDUCATIONAL AND SOCIAL ASPECTS OF POVERTY, (B) THE PSYCHOLOGY AND EDUCATION OF THE SLOW LEARNER, (C) THE ROLE OF THE TEACHER AND THE CURRICULUM OF THE SCHOOLS, (D) THE SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, AND CULTURAL FORCES WHICH CONTRIBUTE TO THE SLUM CHILD'S CLASSROOM MALFUNCTIONING AND THE TECHNIQUES REQUIRED FOR ANALYSIS AND REMEDIATION, AND (E) THE INTERNS' DEVELOPMENT OF THE SKILLS FOR TEACHING READING AND INDIVIDUAL SUBJECTS. (AW)
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Identifiers: NEW YORK UNIVERSITY; Teacher Corps