ERIC Number: ED034742
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
Maclay On-Site Training Project (MOST): A Project in Compensatory Education. Final Report.
San Fernando Valley State Coll., Northridge, CA.
The essential goal of the Maclay On-Site Training Project is "to develop a method for training teachers who will be effective with the educationally disadvantaged." Although this final report summarizes the objectives and design of the overall project and its five components, its emphasis is on research developments related to ways of evaluating teacher effectiveness (i.e., the ability to change pupils, to improve pupil attitude toward school, and to eliminate the linguistic deficiencies that limit student achievement). Experimental research with a specially constructed eye camera (designed to measure pupillary dilation as an indicator of attitude) demonstrated this attitude measure to be reliable and valid in the school situation. Research into diagnosis and remediation of specific linguistic deficiencies of a selected group of educationally disadvantaged pupils involved (1) an analytical study which showed positive results in describing the linguistic deficiency, (2) a summer program undertaken to design specific instructional procedures aimed at remediation (described in appendix A), and (3) an evaluation of the effectiveness of these procedures as applied in the classroom (to be completed in the near future). Also described is the approach used in determining the effects of the project on teacher trainees (an approach based on multiple measurements which provide profile descriptions of successful trainees). (Author/ES)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Compensatory Education.
Authoring Institution: San Fernando Valley State Coll., Northridge, CA.