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ERIC Number: ED046835
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
Pages: 11
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Preparing Urban High School Teachers.
Carlson, Kenneth
This is a brief personal review of the Rutgers University urban internship program which is operated in conjunction with the New Jersey Urban Education Corps. The purpose of the program is to prepare liberal arts graduates to be secondary school teachers in urban areas. The recruiting of the interns took place mostly at black colleges and universities and among Peace Corpsmen and Vista Volunteers. The 46 interns with whom the program began in June 1970 were almost evenly divided between blacks and whites. Social science majors predominated. During the summer phase the interns worked with community and school groups in the cities in which they would be teaching. This practical work experience was supplemented with seminars on contemporary urban culture and the adolescent subculture therein. The interns in Newark worked with a Catholic Church group in the central ward on a tutorial and recreational program for high school and elementary school students. In the fall 1970 semester the interns did supervised half-day teaching in the school systems. In addition, they took four graduate courses at Rutgers consisting of: 1) a practicum in urban schools and communities; 2) a practicum in the teaching of the subject specialty to urban students; 3) a research and theory course on urban education; and, 4) a course in the intern's subject major. (SBE)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention, National Council for the Social Studies, New York, New York, November 1970