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ERIC Number: ED045191
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 10
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The Itinerant Teacher.
Collins, Camilla
The use of a traveling teacher is one solution to the problem of providing on-the-spot training for Head Start teachers in small rural communities in remote regions of northern California. The State Department of Education, funded through a grant to Chico State College, implemented a staff development program whose chief feature was use of an itinerant teacher who spent one week in each of eight classrooms in six counties. In addition to giving practical helps in class, she taught a workshop course for which Chico granted one unit of lower division credit. The classes visited differed greatly in size, structure, ethnic composition and staff background. The teacher responded to each center's particular needs and wishes, working with both teaching and nonteaching personnel to help them plan and evaluate daily activities, arrange schedules and room organization, use classroom and community resources more creatively, and develop techniques helpful in working more effectively with children and parents. The itinerant teacher, on an extended contract, later prepared a manual to be used in those classrooms where she had worked. Recommendations for the continuation of the program and specific suggestions for its improvement are made. (WY)
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Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.