ERIC Number: ED073023
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
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A Conceptually Based Social Studies Model for the Training of Teachers: Emphasis on Improved Racial Attitudes, Knowledges, and Activities.
Swick, Kevin J.; Lamb, Morris L.
A model training program for improving racial attitudes and behaviors of future teachers is presented in this paper. The long range program goal is to help preservice students become knowledgeable, humane, and capable teachers and human beings. Although the research basis for this paper, described in document SO 005 383, indicated that racial attitudes, knowledge, and activities of every human being are developed over a lifetime, the same research study indicated that teacher education students might gain improved attitudes, increased knowledge, and some formative activities for better relating to children of all races through a training program. The main instructional components of this social studies model can provide students with: 1) knowledge about minority groups, cultural styles of life, the specific learning characteristics of minority groups, and effective teacher behaviors for working with disadvantaged groups; 2) actual practicum settings in which students can view the various social aspects of disadvantaged children; 3) value development sessions to form positive and humane value orientations toward minority groups; and 4) seminar sessions in which students can discuss issues that related to children and adults of minority groups. (SJM)
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Note: A paper presented to The National Council for Social Studies, Boston, Massachusetts, November 22, 1972