ERIC Number: ED022567
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967
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Head Start Evaluation and Research Center, Boston University. Report E-II, Teacher Seminar.
Eight Head Start teachers were asked to be consultants in an assessment of the Head Start program and their role in it. The teachers met with a seminar leader from the Evaluation and Research Center at Boston University for seven consecutive 2-hour taped sessions. The topics for discussion included (1) the administrative structure of the agency in which they worked, (2) teacher training prior to working and inservice training, (3) supervision and support given to teachers, (4) conditions under which teachers work and the anxieties generated by them, (5) the gap between the needs of the children and the type of program offered, and (6) the public schools and the lack of communication with them. Some of the specific points made by the Head Start teachers in the seminar were as follows: (1) there exist serious inadequacies in the administration of Head Start programs, (2) job security is unsatisfactory, (3) more knowledge or training is necessary concerning the unique problems of Head Start children, and (4) the Head Start curriculum is often very unsatisfactory. (WD)
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Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Boston Univ., MA.