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ERIC Number: ED052141
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 97
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Evaluation of Peabody Early Childhood Education Project. Academic Year 1969-70.
Armstrong, Robert J.; And Others
During the 1969-70 school year, this program assisted 51 women in becoming qualified, certified teachers of young children. All were college graduates in fields other than education and most of them mothers in the over 30 age bracket. Funded by EPDA, this intensive teacher preparation program incorporated two major features--open education for young children and participatory preparation for novice teachers. Candidates participated in the program for 15 weeks, from 8&30 to 3&30 every day. The first 5 weeks consisted of visiting several different models of early childhood education as a morning activity. Afternoons were spent at Salem State College where students took three telescoped courses--Child Development; Language, Reading, and Literature for Young Children; and Mathematics in Early Childhood Education. A fourth course in Early Childhood Curriculum was given during the practicum. All students had the opportunity of working for 5 weeks with 3-to-5 year olds, interchanged with another 5 weeks of teaching under supervision in classes of children 5-to-8 years old. The general consensus of a questionnaire prepared and administered by an outside evaluation team was that most participants--candidate teachers, teachers, administrators, and teacher aides--thought the objectives were met and the program was highly successful. (The report includes details of the evaluation.) (RT)
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Note: 1971 AACTE Distinguished Achievement Awards entry