ERIC Number: ED027263
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Atlanta Area Workshop on Preparing Teachers to Work with Disadvantaged Youth. Report Two, The NDEA National Institute for Advanced Study in Teaching Disadvantaged Youth.
Wilkerson, Doxey A.; And Others
The eight addresses delivered at the opening session of the 1967 Atlanta workshop by three teachers, three teacher educators, one curriculum advisor, and one college president postulate that working with disadvantaged youth requires special training of teachers and schools and that this requirement needs to be exposed. Problems of both the disadvantaged student and his teacher are explained generally in categories, such as culture shock, and more particularly in a few teacher experiences, with the goal of convincing educators that special teacher training is needed and that it is the responsibility of the school to reach out to understand the community and student, to be flexible in its programs, and to generate a better social order where the community has failed. Three areas for teacher training improvement recurred through the speeches: understanding the student and his potential, as in teacher training in the disadvantaged environment and exposure to already successful programs; implementing this understanding through continued supervisory help in inservice teaching and knowledge of how to individualize instruction creatively; and teacher recognition of his own reactions and feelings through participation in such activities as T Groups. (LP)
Descriptors: Conference Reports, Disadvantaged Youth, Individualized Instruction, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Improvement, Preservice Teacher Education, School Community Relationship, Social Attitudes, Student School Relationship, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Education, Teacher Workshops
The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, 1201 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($1.50).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.; Ball State Univ., Muncie, IN.