ERIC Number: ED083824
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Kids Teaching Kids - Two.
Gordon, Richie, Ed.
An innovative project sought to achieve four objectives. These were: 1) to establish a training program for teacher aides of high school age from minority communities; 2) to establish a recruiting program for educational careers; 3) to test the recruiting model in different contexts; and 4) to determine the impact of the training and recruiting programs as change agents in public education. A variety of methods, including free response techniques, questionnaires and interviews, were used to evaluate the project. The training program was regarded as successful by both teachers and participants; the recruiting program did attract minority students but systematic, conclusive evidence of career choices will not be available for several years. The model was not truly tested in different contexts, and hence its applicability in other situations can not be estimated. Finally, the influence of the programs as change agents was impossible to assess in the short run. (LB)
Descriptors: Bulletins, Change Agents, Educational Innovation, Educational Programs, Minority Group Children, Minority Group Teachers, Minority Groups, Program Evaluation, Recruitment, Secondary Education, Teacher Aides, Teacher Education
Kids Teaching Kids, 1115 Merrill Street, Menlo Park, Ca. 94025 (25J)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Portola Inst., Inc., Menlo Park, CA.