ERIC Number: ED053099
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Assessment of the Impact of the Teacher Corps Program at the University of Miami and Participating Schools in South Florida.
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
The Teacher Corps program strengthened the educational opportunities available to pupils in classes to which corps members were assigned, but the report concludes that it had much less impact than it might have had. Innovations were not continued after the Corps members finished their assignments, with lack of staff and funds cited as the reasons. School principals and teachers generally agreed that the new methods and individual attention increased the learning capability and improved the attendance of many students. Over half the interns who completed the program were hired as teachers in schools serving poor areas. The program had some degree of success in broadening the University's teacher preparation program, with new courses and adaptations of regular courses to make them more relevant to teaching children from poor families. The Teacher Corps programs in Florida could be made more effective through broader dissemination by the State Department of Education of information on experiments and methods used successfully in the program. (MBM) !
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Teacher Corps