ERIC Number: ED065480
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
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The Introductory Urban Education Program.
Mankato State College's introductory Urban Education Program provides students with an inter-cultural, interdisciplinary, and inter-institutional educational program. The main emphasis of this program is on the clinical experiences at the Willard Elementary School, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Each college student is assigned to a classroom teacher. During the time they are in school, the students work with children in small groups or on an individual basis. The primary function is to help develop skills such as reading and mathematics. They also aid in other curricular areas, and occasionally they help their supervising teacher prepare and present lessons. One of the program's requirements is that students must spend 8 hours per week working with social agencies and community projects. Students are also required to enroll in psychology, sociology, political science, human growth and development, and educational methods. Their involvement in these courses is largely integrated with their experiences. The program is being subjectively evaluated by the students, professors, classroom teachers, and community resources personnel. Initial student reactions indicate initial culture shock, followed by self-examination. Students indicated a strengthened interest in teaching careers following the program. Appendixes are included. (MJM)
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Authoring Institution: Mankato State Univ., MN. School of Education.