ERIC Number: ED074026
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Prototype of Institute for Training Teachers of Minority and Low-Income Students. Director's Evaluation Report.
Delgado Coll., New Orleans, LA.
An institute which provided sessions every 2 weeks for teachers of socioeconomically deprived students was evaluated. The institute offered studies in the physical, cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds and problems of low-income and minority students; suggested solutions to these problems; examined the provision of compensatory work, methods of obtaining and developing instructional material, behavioral objectives, interactional analysis of teaching by teachers and counselors, student participation in curriculum planning, and student evaluation of teachers and curriculum. This content was selected by the participants: 20 faculty members, five low-income and minority students, and four leaders from socioeconomically deprived communities. The staff included instructors from various universities. Three evaluations of the institute were conducted. The first was an open discussion by participants on course content. The second and third were based on questionnaires about the strengths and weaknesses of the institute and recommendations for future programs. General satisfaction was expressed. Specific conclusions were a) the director of the institute should be a full-time member of the Delgado faculty; b) instructors should have an orientation to the needs of Dalgado College; c) knowledge provided by the instructors was a major strength of the institute; and d) guidance activities and peer counselors should be developed. (Appendixes include correspondence and evaluation questionnaires.) (BRB)
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Authoring Institution: Delgado Coll., New Orleans, LA.