ERIC Number: ED056201
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Updating the Process and Content of Teacher Education Curriculums to Reach Disadvantaged Youth in Metropolitan Areas, Volume IX. Final Report.
Ninety-one professionals from 22 states participated in an institute designed to examine ways to effect behavioral changes in power structures and decision policy makers so that legislative mandates for total education and training programs for in-school and out-of-school youth will become a reality. Fourteen presentations aimed specifically at the needs of economically and culturally disadvantaged youth are abstracted in this report, including (1) "Working With Disadvantaged Youth--Vocational Competencies" by Charlotte Epstein, (2) Status Report on Research on Vocational Teacher Characteristics" by Edward Ferguson, (3) "Preparing Vocational Teachers for the Disadvantaged" by Ted Ward, (4) "Law Dimensions in Teacher Education" by Adelaide Jablonsky, (5) "Improving Teacher Education through the Utilization of Models" by Dale Hamreus, and (6) "Current Trends in Vocational Certification" by Richard Adamsky. An analysis of the data gathered through means of the various evaluations revealed that the institute was highly significant and met the stated objectives. However, it was noted that there was little change in attitudes and opinions of the participants as a result of the 2-week institute. Also it was recommended that there should be other institutes of this nature. (JS)
Descriptors: Conference Reports, Curriculum Development, Disadvantaged, Dropouts, Educational Change, Educational Legislation, Educational Trends, Inner City, Institutes (Training Programs), Models, Program Development, Program Improvement, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Urban Areas, Vocational Education, Workshops
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA. Div. of Vocational Education.
Note: Part of Short Term Institutes for In-Service Training of Professional Persons Responsible for Vocational-Technical Education in Eastern Metropolitan Areas