ERIC Number: ED029861
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Nov-27
Reference Count: 0
Development of Teaching Potential Through Programs of Human Interaction.
Concordia Teachers Coll., Seward, NE.
The Concordia College project attempts to develop teaching potential in college students through their participation in a planned series of positive interpersonal relationship. Each college freshman chosen for the project meets weekly with an instructor for the purpose of establishing a positive relationship with him; this experience is then transferred to relationships with dormitory peers. During each of the next three years, a new experience is added: for sophomores, befriending an elementary school student; for juniors, helping a junior high or high school student, emotionally retarded child, or special education pupil; for seniors, assisting or leading the group discussions of college sophomore participants. Behavioral objectives for the government-supported project include displaying consistent friendliness to everyone, contributing to group welfare, and discovering the satisfaction of working with children. Although systematic evaluation has not been completed, subjective evaluation has been favorable, and it is believed that participants will better be able to cope with pressures and frustrations of teaching, will better understand their future pupils' needs and interests, and will find professional education courses more meaningful. SP 002 254 is a related document. (LP)
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Authoring Institution: Concordia Teachers Coll., Seward, NE.
Note: Submitted as entry in the 1969 AACTE Distinguished Achievement Award competition.