ERIC Number: ED071786
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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Educational Communication for the Deprived Child: Report and Suggestions. Texas A & I University, Kingsville, Texas, Teacher Corps Project Report. First Cycle Program 1966-1968.
Elliott, Floyd W., Comp.; Cox, Robert L., Comp.
The aims of the Teacher Corps are (1) to strengthen educational opportunities for children in areas with concentrations of low-income families; (2) to attract and prepare persons to become teachers in such areas through coordinated work-study experiences; and (3) to encourage colleges and universities, schools, and state departments of education to work together to broaden and improve their teacher education programs. During their 2-year training, the Teacher Corps interns work directly with deprived children in assigned school districts. The Teacher Corps members at Texas A & I University worked in the communities of Corpus Christi, Rio Grande City, Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco, and East Central. In this report, some methods, procedures, and materials which the corpsmen found useful during their work experience are presented to teachers and individuals interested in the education of economically and educationally deprived children, specifically in South Texas. The report is divided into 2 major sections containing (1) a general introduction to the subject, problem, and purpose of the report, including descriptions of the communities and of student characteristics; and (2) suggested methods, procedures, and materials for working with similarly deprived children. Also given are brief descriptions of the student characteristics, simple descriptions of 13 of the students, and pieces of conversation taken from discussions with some of the students. (NQ)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Teacher Corps.
Authoring Institution: Texas A and I Univ., Kingsville. Teacher Corps Project.
Identifiers - Location: Texas