ERIC Number: ED063722
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Preparing Undergraduates to Teach Disturbed Children: A Review and Prospectus.
Kauffman, James M.; Anderson, Robert M.
Feasibility of training undergraduate students as teachers of disturbed children is examined, followed by brief presentation of a potential training model for undergraduate students. It is noted that there is little, if any, research indicating the superiority of graduate training over undergraduate training. The need for program changes is mentioned, followed by a statement that recent trends in mental health services available to children suggest that an undergraduate training program can train students for a variety of roles from classroom teacher to community mental health worker. A special problem of undergraduate programs is thought to be the provision of a variety of experiences sufficiently long and intense. The proposed model for undergraduate training is described to consist of 4 calendar years, to involve careful screening and selection of students, to provide financial assistance, to entail extensive practice situations, to have competent staff, and to evaluate the program. (CB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia Univ., Charlottesville. School of Education.