ERIC Number: ED056971
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Unique challenges of Preparing Teachers for Inner-City Schools: Progress and Prospects.
Clothier, Grant M.; Hudgins, Bryce B.
During the 1960's, there was growing awareness that without competent teachers who understand the problems of ghetto life, further deterioration of the educational process was virtually assured. The first half of this paper traces the growth of this awareness through the writings of leading educators and through an examination of teacher education programs which were established to implement their proposals. These include Project 120 at Hunter College, the Associated Colleges of the Midwest Urban Semester Program, the Inner-City Teacher Education Project in Missouri, the Syracuse University Urban Teacher Preparation Program, the Inter-Institutional Program Development Project, the Sausalito Teacher Education Project (STEP), and the Cooperative Urban Teacher Education Program (CUTE). The second part of the paper deals with future prospects for inner-city teacher education and examines the challenges facing the teacher, economic factors affecting teacher supply and demand, and the desirable characteristics of inner-city teachers. The need for exposure to inner-city conditions during training is emphasized, as are the problems of language and communication, reading skills, individualized instruction, and the increased use of paraprofessional personnel. (MBM)
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Inner City, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Reading Skills, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Supply and Demand, Urban Education
Mid-Continent Regional Educational Laboratory, 104 E. Independence Ave., Kansas City, Mo. 64106 ($0.75)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education, Washington, DC.; Mid-Continent Regional Educational Lab., Inc., Kansas City, MO.