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ERIC Number: ED027275
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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WEXPO-9: An Experimental Approach to the Preparation of Elementary School Teachers for Inner-City Schools. Phase I.
Morrison, Virginia B.; Ray, William J.
This document investigates the Wayne State Experimental Project in the Region 9 Teaching Center of Detroit (WEXPO-9) which is designed as a cooperative program to better prepare inner city teachers by introducing them to student teaching (in the inner city) in their junior year; to assess the influence of preparation in concepts of teaching and learning, observational procedures, and instrumentation on teacher behavior; and to detect changes in teaching behaviors of the small group of student teachers throughout the three phases of the program (coinciding with three quarters of the academic year). Background information on program construction is included along with descriptions of activities in each phase of the program, such as volunteer paraprofessional work and instruction in the languages of teaching and learning in phase one, actual contact with student teaching in phases two and three, and instruction in the use of observational schedules and feedback in all phases. Through analysis of the detailed objective and subjective evaluation data accompanying each section, the following conclusions were reached: an awareness of the language of teaching concepts and training in observing and interpretating data had a positive effect on teaching behaviors, and the student teachers were better prepared for teaching in the inner city than those involved in conventional student teaching programs. (SM)
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Authoring Institution: Detroit Public Schools, MI.; Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI. Coll. of Education.