ERIC Number: ED073213
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Dec-8
Reference Count: 0
Urban Teacher Training: A Multi-Agency Identification of Program Elements and Establishment of Criteria for Determining Curricular Content. Final Report.
Proppe, William D.
In June of 1971 there were many fragmented efforts attempting to deal with the problems of ecology and ekistics and the kinds of material which should be included in the curricula of the public schools and in the training and retraining of public school teachers. The purposes of this study were to: (a) design a system which would encourage participation of people from many sectors to produce suggestions on content and techniques which should be a part of urban education and teacher preparation; (b) establish criteria for the selection of curricular content for the training of urban teachers; and, (c) identify some elements to be included in an urban teacher education and re-education program. This study had a primary emphasis on a prescribed "brainstorming process" involving eight selected groups. The results indicated that approximately half of the list of preferred qualities for teachers generated by the groups related to personal traits which are ordinarily considered a part of a student's personality at the time he applies for admittance to the teacher training program. Approximately half of the favored quartile characteristics related to teaching techniques, methodology, and interpersonal relations. One conclusion suggested by the study is that Schools of Education should give more attention to the selection of applicants. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Community Involvement, Community Resources, Curriculum Development, Ecology, Public School Teachers, Public Schools, Schools of Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Qualifications, Urban Education, Urban Teaching
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Regional Research Program.
Authoring Institution: Portland State Univ., OR. School of Education.