ERIC Number: ED031443
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
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An Operational Proposal for a Multiple Attack on Poverty Involving Training of Teenage Youth as Teacher Aides to Work with Preschool and Elementary Children in Appalachia (June 16, 1969 to June 1, 1970).
Ohio Univ., Athens. Coll. of Education.
This project, proposed for 1969-70 and based upon the evaluation of a similar project in 1966-68, plans to train high school seniors from poverty homes to work as teacher aides with kindergarten and elementary school children in 10 Appalachian counties. Operated by the University of Ohio in cooperation with local schools and communities, the project begins with two 5-week summer sessions, during which 150-200 trainees share activities with 25-50 prospective teachers from the university. The major thrust of the project is to motivate deprived teenagers who are enthusiastic about working with children to go to college; however, motivating education majors to teacher in deprived areas and encouraging local school systems to train teacher aides are also important goals. During the first summer session, trainees are instructed in the objectives and nature of the activities they will be performing during their senior year, when they will spend 1 hour each day with young children as well as 3 additional hours each week in related learning experiences. The activities are in the areas of child development, language arts and number concepts, music and recreation, science, and art and audiovisual materials. The second summer session is spent in Head Start centers under the supervision of center staffs and visiting university teams. The project will be evaluated by a staff psychologist, project director, and research director. (LP)
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Authoring Institution: Ohio Univ., Athens. Coll. of Education.