ERIC Number: ED032289
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Jul
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A Plan for Improving the Education of Disadvantaged Children Through In-Service Training of Administrators, Trainers of Teachers, and of Classroom Teachers. Director's Report.
Corpus Christi Univ., TX.
Twenty-six elementary and junior high school administrators and four college teacher educators participated in a 6-week summer institute, the first phase of a program designed to improve the education of children in schools serving the disadvantaged, particularly Mexican-Americans. The program involved (1) cognitive learning, (2) practicum experiences involving the theory or academic content, and (3) personal development in understanding of self in relation to others as demonstrated in the professional role. Academic areas were "Group Dynamics,""Cultural Background of Mexican-Americans and Its Influence on Language," and "Learning Processes" (which emphasized differences in learning patterns of disadvantaged children, particularly with regard to language). Participants worked on"task group projects" to attack real problems being experienced in the schools; these will continue during the school year. Other activities included "sensitivity groups" to enhance understanding of self and others, videotape role playing, and "real" parent-teacher interviews. Evaluation measures, a pre-post self-concept survey and three questionnaires, indicate that the program achieved its objectives as nearly as possible in the first phase, particularly in the movement of participant attitudes (toward their students and toward planning programs for them) from closed-mindedness to understanding and openness. (JS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Corpus Christi Univ., TX.