ERIC Number: ED043559
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Institute for Support Personnel. Garland Junior College, EPDA 1969 Summer Institute.
Garland Junior Coll., Boston, MA.
For four and one-half weeks in June and July 1969, Garland Junior College operated the intensive summer phase of a one-year training institute for 68 teachers, teacher aides, and trainers of classroom personnel. Under the authority of the Education Professions Development Act, the institute was comprised of the full-time summer portion and intermittent academic-year follow-up activities. The first two weeks of the summer institute involved the trainers only and dealt with problems of training aides and teachers. During the second two weeks the trainers were joined by teachers and teacher aides. Although some material on child development, curriculum development, and individualized instruction was presented, the major focus of the institute was on sensitivity training and interpersonal relations. Evaluation of the institute by participants and an independent evaluation by Abt Associates indicated that the institute was successful in its objectives of fostering more sensitivity in individuals and greater exchange of ideas among educators filling three different roles in education. (A 147-page appendix contains minutes of staff meetings, lists of staff and participants, evaluation questionnaires, and the text of the Abt evaluation.) (RT)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Educational Personnel Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Garland Junior Coll., Boston, MA.