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ERIC Number: ED056984
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
Pages: 22
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Community Participation in Teacher Education: A TTT Innovation. A Survey of Community Participation in Selected TTT (Training of Teachers of Teachers) Projects.
Gold, Milton J.
This paper is based on the author's direct experiences with the Hunter College TTT program, on visits to other TTT projects, and on conversations with personnel participating in them. Projects visited included those at Temple University, University of Chicago, Northwestern University, Washington University in St. Louis, San Fernando State College, San Jose State College, Berkeley Public Schools, the University of Washington, and a meeting of the Southwest cluster. Conversations were held with the project director in most cases and with community representatives, students, teachers, and university faculty where possible. The topics discussed were 1) representation of the community, 2) nature of community participation, 3) experiences in the community for trainees, 4) issues of power and parity, 5) attitudes toward community participation, 6) impact of community participation, and 7) institutionalization of community participation. It appeared that community members have given real assistance in recruiting minority group candidates to teacher education at all levels, have helped orient teacher candidates and faculty members to the community on a personal level, and have shared in setting goals and sometimes in direct instruction. Although the projects have involved friction and trauma, almost all project directors attest to the worth of extended participation. (MBM)
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Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Hunter Coll.