ERIC Number: ED040961
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
The Sierra Leone Experience. An Enriching Program for Teacher Candidates of Otterbein College.
Otterbein Coll., Westerville, OH.
Otterbein College, Ohio, is offering a 16-credit-hour comparative education program for prospective teachers, to provide opportunity through direct experience to expand the teacher candidate's concept of education, social values, and inter-cultural relationships. For the 1969-70 academic year 15 junior or senior elementary or secondary teacher candidates have been selected to participate in a 10-week term of study in Sierra Leone, West Africa. During the autumn term preceding the field study, they will study the culture, government, and educational system of Sierra Leone. While in Africa they will work with Sierra Leone teachers as teacher aides, attend some classes for teachers in a college or university, and prepare a research project on a topic related to education, social values, or culture of Sierre Leone. On return to Otterbein they will summarize their experiences and relate them to teaching situations they are likely to experience. The college supervisor who will work with the students in Africa will also conduct the seminars preceding and following the field experience term. While the primary objective is to prepare teachers better, it is expected that students not participating will also benefit through formal classroom sharing and informal student conversation. Evaluation will be an integral part of the $26,000-a-year program which is planned for 3 years of operation subject to annual evaluation. (JS)
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Authoring Institution: Otterbein Coll., Westerville, OH.
Identifiers: Otterbein College OH; Sierra Leone