ERIC Number: ED028128
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
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Operation Fair Chance; An Experimental Program in Teacher Preparation.
California State Coll., Hayward.
This document consists of excerpts from the journals of the 40 student participants in the Operation Fair Chance (OFC) project. OFC is a year-long program designed to provide effective teachers for lower economic areas through involving teacher candidates in the classroom at the start of the public school semester and having them work throughout the year to improve human relationships within the community. The report is divided into two sections which convey several aspects of OFC: reactions to the educational system in general (with observations on the need to build on the values of the ghetto child rather than to dismiss them as undesirables), experiences in specific classrooms (with observations on human relations and the teaching and learning processes), involvement in the community (including such activities as voter registration duties and teas), and specific program offerings such as seminars, field trips, and readings. Two larger journal selections are also included: a description of an attempt by a teacher candidate to reach a gifted but difficult child, and a capsule view of the growth and change of one candidate. A list of participants and staff is included, along with information about certification resulting from participation in the program. (SM)
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Authoring Institution: California State Coll., Hayward.