ERIC Number: ED051102
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Training Experience for Inner City Schools.
Krosky, Roy T.; And Others
This training program has been developed to prepare teachers for working with children from culturally diverse backgrounds by providing early opportunities for classroom experience and direct relationships with pupils, teachers, administrators, parents, and citizens in urban communities. The program is based on self-discovery and self-actualization achieved by meeting personal challenges. Much of the first 4 weeks of the quarter is spent in concentrated study in areas related to specific course offerings. A community advisory board has been established in each of the communities in which participants live and work to help design activities and serve as liaison. An important activity in the field experience, which is described in detail, is a one-week camping trip to the Four Corners area of the Southwest, with daily visits to Bureau of Indian Affairs and community schools, hiking, camping, and discussions. Other field experience activities include a 5-week live-in experience in an inner-city neighborhood, at least one-half of each day for a 5-week period working with inner-city children as a teacher-assistant, active participation in the work of public and private agencies in the community, and seminars coordinated with both types of field experience to provide a basis for the solutions to the sociological, psychological, and educational problems encountered. (MBM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of Northern Colorado, Greeley.
Identifiers: Bureau of Indian Affairs
Note: 1971 AACTE Distinguished Achievement Award entry