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ERIC Number: ED033063
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec
Pages: 17
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Experimental Pilot Program in Teacher Education. A Proposal.
City Univ. of New York, NY. School of Education
The problems of relevance and integration of professional and liberal arts studies in inner-city teacher education were the bases of a 1969 pilot project which replaced formal education courses with field experiences and weekly seminars (emphasizing behavioral objectives) and which altered admission and course requirements so that 50 percent of the trainees were Black or Puerto Rican. Field experiences and seminars in the first year were designed to introduce the teacher candidates to inner-city teaching; and they will observe classes, select six pupils with whom they will work closely for the next three years, and serve as teacher aides or tutors. The second year's experiences and seminars were designed to familiarize the teacher candidates with the inner-city community; they will meet the families of their six pupils, have contact with government agencies, and participate in meetings dealing with local educational problems. Third-year students are to be introduced to teaching: they will experiment with diagnostic materials, participate in microteaching, develop a creative exercise with their six pupils, and serve as teaching assistants. Fourth-year activities, designed to provide greater understanding of the teaching process, are to include student teaching, field trips, projects, and seminars. (SP)
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Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. School of Education