ERIC Number: ED038350
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May
Reference Count: 0
The Urban Teacher Corps 1963-68. Description and Philosophy.
District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC.
The Urban Teacher Corps was developed to attract and train young men and women to teach in inner-city schools and simultaneously to have them experiment with and develop curriculum materials appropriate to urban youngsters, particularly in terms of increased motivation and involvement. The three essential components of the training program which are described and illustrated in this document are (1) a supervised internship providing for immediate immersion in classroom teaching on a half-day basis under the close supervision of a team of experienced teachers, coordinated by a carefully selected master teacher; (2) a series of after-school seminars involving outside experts from various fields and offering credit toward the master of arts in teaching degree; and (3) direct involvement in the community through after-school, volunteer projects and interaction with the Community Development Center. The reality-based seminars investigate the following areas: (1) sociology of urban life (emphasizing school-community relationships); (2) psychological disciplines (emphasizing various roles of the inner-city teacher and the behavior of urban youngsters); (3) methods of teaching (emphasizing approaches which permit a great deal of student-teacher interaction); and (4) curriculum materials (emphasizing continuing creation by the interns of their own units and lessons, examples of which are included). Included also is an organizational chart depicting roles and relationships of the variety of people involved in the program. (JES)
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Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC.