ERIC Number: ED072311
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
A Report on a Study of a Program for Developing Methods and Materials for Teaching the Disadvantaged and Handicapped: Pilot Educational Courses.
Tufts Univ., Medford, MA. Coll. of Special Studies.
To help strengthen programs for developing and introducing methods and materials in the teaching of the disadvantaged and the handicapped as well as disseminating occupational information to teachers attempting to work with these groups, Tufts University conducted two team teaching seminars during the fall and spring semesters of the 1971-72 academic school year for university students and a group of inner city teachers. Methods within the courses included visitation to disadvantaged projects and special programs for the handicapped, presenting an unstructured atmostphere, and utilizing the team teaching technique. It was determined that the subject matter for a methods course was so complex that the first course barely met the need for teaching the primary methods included, and not enough time was available for visiting, evaluating projects, and teaching in the field. Analysis of the second phase has emphasized that methods, materials, occupational decision making, and the development of a sense of development in these youth are important. The combination of inner city teachers and regular university students proved to be very valuable as were the curriculum-related field trips to schools and agencies of the disadvantaged. (SB)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Educational Personnel Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Div. of Occupational Education.
Authoring Institution: Tufts Univ., Medford, MA. Coll. of Special Studies.