ERIC Number: ED062932
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
An Answer to a Challenge: Innovation in University Curriculum.
Baptiste, Hansom P., Jr.; Meindl, Carmelita O.
This paper discusses the development, implementation, and evaluation of a first-year action program at Indiana University, South Bend, designed to prepare urban people for careers in education. The program was initiated because of the need presented by the ever growing concentration of blacks in the urban environment who, in many cases, face poor housing, unemployment and no political identity. The concentration of population and high level of unemployment in urban American emphasize the urgent need for educational programs designed to develop marketable skills for individuals. There are demands upon universities to offer such programs for the training of individuals from poverty areas. This training, hopefully, would raise the educational level of the participants, provide them with a set of skills, and create on-the-job training that would lead to full-time employment. (Author/HS)
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Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., South Bend.