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ERIC Number: ED040123
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 16
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The Clinical Experience: A New Component of Urban Teacher Education Models.
Smith, Calvert Hayes
Recent developments indicate that future urban teacher education models will have as one of their basic components a clinical experience program. This experience should constitute a direct involvement in the activities and way of life of a given group of people in an urban community. The legitimacy of urban sub-cultures must be recognized, and the element of critical judgment of other cultures suspended. Such programs, which have a great deal to accomplish in a short time, can be most successful if they are based on a consideration of the type of people to be trained. Recent research indicates that teachers are most effective and satisfied when working with children whose ethnic and socio-economic background are similar to their own. Thus, recruitment for urban teacher education programs should give first priority to ethnic and social class origin. The next highest priority group should consist of individuals who are aware of the contradictions in our society and are committed to a realistic approach. (RT)
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