ERIC Number: ED024640
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Preparation of Teachers For Schools of the Inner City.
Redd, George N.
About one-fourth of the undergraduate student body of 1,200 at Fisk University expect to teach; most of them will teach in inner city schools. Therefore, teacher education at Fisk University has been conditioned mainly by the trend of urbanization in American life. Every prospective teacher is required to gain a solid foundation in the liberal arts for the first two years in college; major study begins in the junior year. All professional education courses relate to a common objective--"the development of competence to cope with the human and educational problems of the inner city, created by recent changes in the social structure of the urban community." In addition to courses in curriculum and teaching, general psychology, educational psychology, and educational tests and measurements, three key courses are required: "American Education: Principles and Practices," which emphasizes the social structure of the city; "Growing up in the Inner City"; and "Student Teaching," which usually takes place in the inner city schools of Nashville. Two additional courses are available as electives: "Education in the South" and "Education of the Negro." At the graduate level, a program to prepare experienced elementary school teachers to understand and cope with educational and social problems of the South has been instituted under the Higher Education Act of 1965. (SG)
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Identifiers: Fisk University TN; Tennessee; United States (South)
Note: Prepared for Cent. State Coll. and Univ. Professional Educ. Seminar, Nov. 7-8, 1968, Dep. of Educ., Univ. of Northern Ia., Cedar Falls.