ERIC Number: ED064258
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Updating the Process and Content of Teacher Education Curriculum to Research Disadvantaged Youth in Western Metropolitan Areas. Final Report.
Haas, Mary Helen; Wood, Marcile
The central purpose of this report is to help teachers, teacher educators, supervisors, and local directors to be more aware of the problems and needs of disadvantaged urban youth. Focus is directed toward existing teacher education programs to determine needed changes which will help teachers to better serve the education needs of disadvantaged urban youth. The activities of the institute are categorized into three major phases: pre-institute, institute, and post-institute activities. Pre-institute activities consisted of the director and co-director meeting with other individuals working in urban projects for their suggestions for the institute. Fifty individuals representing 18 western states participated in the 2-week institute. The variety of activities included keynote speeches, "rap sessions" with 15 urban disadvantaged youths, observation and awareness experience with disadvantaged youth, panel discussion, small group work sessions, reactor panel discussion, guest speakers, and question periods following guest speakers. The post-institute activity employed a follow-up instrument to assess the vocational education program changes related to teacher education. Results indicated the majority of participants responded favorably to most of the institute activities. Participants have indicated specific actions which they have promoted since the institute in an attempt to utilize the ideas and information gained at the institute. Appendixes include materials related to the institute. (MJM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins.