ERIC Number: ED037424
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Job Corps: A Resource for Teacher Education.
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.
This document is a report on the first year of the AACTE-Job Corps Student Teaching Project. A distinct characteristic of the project, developed in response to the increasing national concern for the preparation of teachers for disadvantaged youth, was its utilization of a non-public school setting as a site for part of the regular student teaching experience. Six institutions and 135 student teachers participated directly in the project which involved the cooperative efforts of college supervisors, college faculty, colleges, Job Corps centers, public school systems, public school cooperating teachers, and student teachers. Among the findings of the evaluative study are: (1) The Job Corps student teaching project was most relevant in aiding the student teacher to examine his own self-image. (2) Student teachers repeatedly stressed the benefits derived from interaction with a differing culture and value system. (3) The opportunity to participate in a learning situation where students were volunteers provided new insights regarding classroom discipline. (4) The flexibility of the Job Corps program allows--indeed forces--the student teacher to be creative. (5) In many ways the supervisors were required to go beyond the boundaries of traditional supervision. (6) The majority of participants felt that a number of instructional materials could be beneficially utilized in the public school to facilitate individual instruction. Also included are 11 recommendations for future planning and a concise description of each of the six programs. (Author/JES)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Cross Cultural Training, Disadvantaged Youth, Individualized Instruction, Institutional Cooperation, Student Teaching, Supervisory Methods, Teacher Education, Vocational Training Centers
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, 1 Dupont Circle, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (free in limited quantity)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.