ERIC Number: ED214919
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Implementing Educational Equity Practices in a Field-Based Teacher Education Program: Some Promising Practices.
Kilgore, Alvah M.
The Nebraska University Secondary Teacher Education Program (NUSTEP) incorporates educational equity concepts through a four-phased, theory-to-practice performance- and field-based teacher training program. The program was developed by college faculty, resource personnel in educational equity, and staff representatives from the Lincoln Public Schools. A content, activity, and resource file in each major equity area was prepared for professors to use with their students throughout the program. Performance criteria in each equity area were developed as well as an evaluation design in which data on student pre- and post-course attitudes and knowledge would be collected. The third phase of NUSTEP concentrated on teacher concepts and behaviors, and it was during the third phase that one week was set aside to deal exclusively with educational equity, specifically, sex fairness, mainstreaming, and multicultural education. Equity Week was designed along the lines of a mini-conference inservice workshop. The objectives for this week were to have preservice teachers: (1) become more sensitive to their own values and feelings on educational equity; (2) demonstrate knowledge of the legal responsibilities of teachers in relation to Title IX, Public Law 94-142, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964; (3) become aware of the teacher's roles when incorporating educational equity in their classrooms; and (4) become aware of materials and resources available on educational equity and how to incorporate them into classroom activities. Positive gains were achieved as measured by tests of students' attitudes and knowledge about mainstreaming and multicultural education and, to a lesser extent, sex equity. There is a proposal in the Lincoln Public Schools to have first year inservice teachers participate in future Equity Week programs. (JD)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, College School Cooperation, Cooperative Planning, Curriculum Development, Equal Education, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education, Knowledge Level, Mainstreaming, Multicultural Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Secondary School Teachers, Sex Fairness, Student Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Education Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the National Conference of the Association of Teacher Educators (Phoenix, AZ, February, 1982).