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ERIC Number: ED029860
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
A Pride of Lions. America's Cultural Communities and the Preparation of Teachers.
Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Tri-University Project in Elementary Education.
During this two-day conference in 1968, 12 community representatives (black, Navajo, Appalachian, and migrant farm worker), who had had experience with trying to influence school policy and teacher training, confronted elementary teachers, teacher educators, and representatives from the U.S. Office of Education. The theme of many speeches is power--the power structure of educational systems, the power of communities to influence what and how teachers teach (and hence how teachers are educated). The first three speeches presented in the document, given by a school superintendent, an American Historical Association member, and a school of education dean, discuss the "power realities" of the school system, colonialism and paternalism in higher education, and the responsibilities of schools of education. A second cluster of speeches by community representatives focuses on conditions in "powerless" communities--obstacles to educational improvement, improvements already made (such as the Rough Rock Demonstration School), and present goals. The third cluster of speeches contains suggestions by three Tri-University participants for change in teaching and teacher education in behavioral science, social science, and English. Each speech is followed by group reactions. The conference report concludes with a response from a representative of the Office of Education and an account of the participants' attempt to vote on resolutions submitted by community representatives. ED 024 618, ED 025 450, and ED 025 461 are related documents. (LP)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Tri-University Project in Elementary Education.
Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Tri-University Project in Elementary Education.
Identifiers: Appalachia; Tri University Project
Note: Fourth National Conference, The U.S. Office of Education Tri-University Project in Elementary Education, Sept. 19-20, 1968, Minneapolis.