ERIC Number: ED029006
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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Preparing to Teach the Disadvantaged: Approaches to Teacher Education.
Tuckman, Bruce W., Ed.; O'Brian, John L., Ed.
This book is divided into three sections in which the authors of the articles which comprise the book discuss the problems of teaching and understanding the disadvantaged. The articles presented in section 1 ("The Problem as Viewed by an Interdisciplinary Team") deal with the characteristics of the disadvantaged (including discussions of the problems of disadvantaged societies and of stigmatized youth, problems arising from teacher condescension, the power of guidance counseling, the need for integration rather than compensatory education, and the importance of vocational education). The articles in section 2 ("The Problem as Viewed by Educatioal Practitioners") describe individual programs for teaching disadvantaged youth which emphasize teacher sensitivity in curriculums of vocational training combined with practical experience. Articles in the final section ("Approaches to Teacher Education") offer comprehensive descriptions of four programs for preparing teachers to teach the disadvantaged: a recommended master's degree program to prepare effective, empathetic teachers through the integration of practicums with an interdisciplinary approach, a six-week summer institute to increase teacher self-understanding and human relations skills through sensitivity training, an ongoing comprehensive project to advance theory and practice in educating the disadvantaged, and a new master's degree program to prepare experienced teachers for the inner city. (SM)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Institutes (Training Programs), Interdisciplinary Approach, Practicums, Sensitivity Training, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Urban Education
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