ERIC Number: ED029854
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Oct-15
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Teacher Corps: Two Years of Progress and Plans for the Future.
Washington School of Psychiatry, Washington, DC.
This interim report presents operational and evaluational concepts and results and plans of the Teacher Corps from 1966 to 1968 in five sections. Section 1 capsules the objectives of the program: to broaden programs of teacher preparation and to strengthen educational opportunities for disadvantaged youth. The Teacher Corps program is overviewed in the second section with information on the inception and funding of the program; the program's first interns and their problems; the structure of the training programs, including their setting, their involvement in the community, their participants' roles, and their cirriculum relevance; and the future role of the Teacher Corps. Section 3 presents results of an evaluation of the first two-year cycle: an examination of the reasons for the high attrition rate of both interns and their instructors, and the results of an evaluative questionnaire (which dealt with characteristics of the respondents, professional relationships, and satisfaction with the program and its design) completed by both interns and their instructors. Conclusions and recommendations for the future which were suggested by the results of the evaluations are presented in section 4, and the problems involved in setting up an overall program evaluation system are presented in section 5, including the development of a detailed Teacher Corps systems model designed to provide a conceptual model for the evaluation system. (SM)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Teacher Corps.
Authoring Institution: Washington School of Psychiatry, Washington, DC.