ERIC Number: ED040954
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Methods-Experience Project. BGSU-Spencer Sharples. Spring Quarter, 1969.
Bowling Green State Univ., OH.
An experimental program was designed to provide junior students majoring in elementary education with an opportunity to be vitally involved in a rural ghetto school for 3 days a week, implementing and testing the theories and methods taught in on-campus classes on the remaining 2 days of the week. The school, with a majority of black students, was in an economically depressed area with a history of sub-standard educational programs and instruction. Teams of three students were assigned to work with each classroom teacher, and had opportunities to get to know the children and their backgrounds and to develop skills, understandings, and personality traits while working with the whole class, small groups, or individual pupils. The university faculty gave on-the-job supervision to students, and took part in cooperative planning with teachers and students. Benefits to the school included raising the level of achievement in basic skills, some local staff development, and increased awareness and interest on the part of the children. The university was able to serve the immediate educational needs of the community. Student evaluations favored more involvement of this kind, and the project was extended through the academic year of 1969-70, with plans for expansion to include an inner-city school in the Toledo School District. (Author/MBM)
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Authoring Institution: Bowling Green State Univ., OH.
Note: Entry in AACTE Distinguished Achievement Awards, 1970