ERIC Number: ED045604
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Inter-Institutional Cooperative Program for College and Public School Teachers of Disadvantaged Youth.. Final Report.
Boyer, Roscoe A.; Beard, Gabrielle B.
During its first year, this project placed 54 professors from 16 Mississippi senior colleges as paid team consultants in 27 elementary and secondary classrooms. Each three-member team was composed of a teacher and two professors from different colleges. The professors observed, assisted, and tutored classes which included disadvantaged children, a series of team meetings was held, and recommended changes in teacher education were published. The second year of the program was devoted to the implementation of the recommended changes. A total of 26 of the college professors continued in the program on a no-fee basis. The second year experiences included taking whole college classes to observe in public schools, bringing classroom teachers to appear before college classes, and using films to acquaint college students with a wide range of conditions. The 2-year project demonstrated that, if given the opportunity to supplement teacher education programs, college professors would use funds for travel, for substitute pay for public school classroom teachers, and for films and new instructional materials. A central agency could easily provide such services on a low cost budget to all 16 senior colleges in Mississippi. (Author/MBM)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mississippi Univ., University. Bureau of School Services.