ERIC Number: ED042689
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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Teacher Corps--Urban. Cycle II, Final Program Report.
University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
This document reports the Cycle II Teacher Corps Urban Program at the University of Southern California, a 2-year effort to prepare teachers to work effectively in disadvantaged communities of such diverse racial and ethnic groups as Negroes, Mexican Americans, poor whites, Japanese, Koreans, and Samoans. There is brief description of the two phases of the program: 1) academic course work, community field activities, special workshops, demonstrations, and meetings in the preservice phase, and 2) the combination of gradually increasing responsibilities in the local schools with course work in the inservice phase. Program evaluation and the research projects growing out of the program are briefly described. Innovations introduced into the teaching strategies and curriculum at USC to facilitate corpsmen training are described: corpsmen treated as an intact group, block scheduling, structure and sequence of courses, and interrelationship of course work. Also included are lists of institutional changes at USC brought about by the Teacher Corps program including introduction of courses and content new to teacher education. Involvement of corpsmen in developmental trends within the seven participating school districts is discussed in outline form with innovative approaches, institutional changes, and community involvement described on a district-by-district basis. (JS)
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Authoring Institution: University of Southern California, Los Angeles.