ERIC Number: ED066426
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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Vocational Clarification, Community Involvement and Curricular Change Through a Student-Initiated and Student-Led Field Experience Program.
Concordia Teachers Coll., Seward, NE.
This document reviews the student-initiated program IMPACT, developed at Concordia Teachers College, Nebraska. The purpose of this volunteer program was to create opportunities for students to become involved with people and society in general as soon as they arrive on campus. A pattern of "withdrawal and return" is created. Students leave the classroom to penetrate the needs of the community and return to process the experience on the basis of analytical skills of their peers and instructors. The leadership of IMPACT is manifested in three student filled positions: program leader, project leader, and staffer. A faculty member provides part-time assistance. During the 1970-71 academic year, over 1,100 students participated in one or more of IMPACT's programs. These programs include a pre-school program which resulted in a community day care center, juvenile court companions, companions for the aged, a telephone referral service, tutorial programs, youth workers, instructional aides, and recreational activities for retarded children. Developments resulting from IMPACT include credit granted for two IMPACT programs, creation of courses based on IMPACT programs, and the establishment of a Center for Field Experience at Concordia. (MJM)
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Authoring Institution: Concordia Teachers Coll., Seward, NE.