ERIC Number: ED053093
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-May-20
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Assessment of the Teacher Corps Program at Western Carolina University and Participating Schools in North Carolina.
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
The Teacher Corps program increased the educational opportunities available to pupils in grades to which corps members were assigned, however, the program's impact was not nearly as great as it could have been. Some interns participated in special projects or used new methods of instruction, but few of these activities were continued after the corps members left. Program officials said that manpower and resources were insufficient and that they had not evaluated the activities to identify those that were successful. Officials believed that the program had benefited individual students by reducing the student-to-teacher ratio, and by exposing the children to interns from a variety of backgrounds. Although the program's influence on the regular teaching staff was limited, it was believed that some of the teachers had changed their methods of instruction. Few interns remained permanently in the area because of its isolation, the low salary levels, and the small number of teacher vacancies. University officials believed that the program had contributed to the development of new approaches to student teaching in the regular curriculum. (MBM)
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Authoring Institution: Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.