ERIC Number: ED038340
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Elementary Program for Inner City Teaching (EPICT).
Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA. Coll. of Education.
The most important feature of this 2-year elementary teacher education program, begun in 1966, is the earlier and more direct exposure it offers to inner-city education. To take place before student teaching, it provides for 2 days per week to be spent at one of 12 local cooperating elementary schools, studying teaching methods in specific academic areas in the school setting under a Temple University professor and then practicing these methods in the classroom. Students are admitted to the program on a voluntary basis, with a choice being offered between the conventional campus-based courses or the EPICT school-centered courses. Advantages of the program in the eyes of the involved Temple faculty are that it is more realistic, provides a source of immediate feedback for the instructor, permits opportunity to work firsthand with children, and is a natural setting for investigation and research. Evaluation of the program by students, faculty members, and school principals later using EPICT students as student teachers indicates that it has been successful in helping education students adjust to urban teaching. (RT)
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Authoring Institution: Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA. Coll. of Education.
Note: Entry for 1970 AACTE Distinguished Achievement Award in Teacher Education