ERIC Number: ED024661
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Educating "Teachers" for the City.
Pappanikou, A. J.; Drake, Thelbert L.
A program to prepare preservice elementary school teachers at the University of Connecticut to work with urban youth is proposed. Unique features of the program include: (1) Students spend six weeks studying and observing the urban environment, followed by eight weeks of teaching in urban schools. (2) Two persons representative of the ghetto community serve as lecturers to help analyze urban problems. (3) Students live in at the New Haven Center for Regional Cooperation in Education in order to have increased interaction with each other as well as with the urban community. (4) Study programs are independent, allowing each student to determine for himself and from his own experience ways to provide meaningful learning experiences for urban youth. (5) Community study and participation and classroom activity run concurrently. (6) Formal university instruction in language arts, social studies, and science is carried out informally in conjunction with student teaching. Personnel needed for the program include a director, a secretary, university lecturers in education, a research assistant, and consultants noted for urban understanding. Program evaluation will consist of (1) feedback from the community, the lecturers, and the resident supervisor and (2) measurement of attitude change on the part of public school pupils and student teachers. (SG)
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Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ., Storrs. School of Education.