ERIC Number: ED041852
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Quantitative and Qualitative Effects of Revised Selection and Training Procedures in the Education of Teachers of the Culturally Disadvantaged. Volume I. Final Report.
Bowman, David L.
This is the first part of a four-part report on the second year of a project designed to help students with scholastic difficulties become successful in college, and either competent teachers or effective paraprofessional school personnel. The project was originally intended to extend over an 8- to 10-year period, but because of budget cuts it became necessary to plan instead to assimilate the components into the main stream of the university's teacher education program. The project provided 1) different emphases in academic concentration and individualized, imaginative teaching of the course sections in which the students were enrolled; 2) academic standards which were realistic in terms of the student at the time they were applied, with appropriate assistance in remediation when needed; 3) more concern for such essentials of teaching success as ability to communicate, appropriate attitudes, real concern for the individual and individual differences, imagination, and creativeness; 4) a strong professional orientation toward teaching the academically disadvantaged. The pilot activities included personal development seminars, group counseling, learning center activities, and paraprofessional work experience. Results showed that project pilot students achieved consistently higher grades than matched groups of non-project students. Curriculum details are included in volumes 2 and 3. (See also SP 004 109, SP 004 111 and SP 004 112.) (MBM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Communication Skills, Creativity, Educational Attitudes, Educationally Disadvantaged, Group Counseling, Imagination, Individual Development, Individual Differences, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Preservice Teacher Education, Remedial Programs, Self Concept, Seminars, Study Centers, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teaching Methods, Work Experience Programs
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Univ., Oshkosh.