ERIC Number: ED084248
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
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Community Components in Teacher Education.
Hughes, Marie M.
This document is organized around five broad purposes of the Community Component of the TTT Project in Early Education with suggested activities for their attainment. The five purposes are as follows: a) developing understanding and empathy for the Spanish-speaking Spanish American and Mexican American; b) identifying the salient environmental factors impinging upon the young; c) understanding the past history and culture of those with Spanish-American and Mexican-American backgrounds, their present-day attitudes, beliefs, and aspirations, and their efforts to realize those aspirations; d) acquiring the tools of community analysis; and e) building with the community a more viable school curriculum. These five purposes are described in detail. Also, from these five purposes are drawn behavioral objectives with analysis of how they are achieved. The main thesis presented is that empathy and understanding, which lead to behavior change, are best acquired through first-hand contact with people one can know, work with overtime, and learn to care about; the second stem of the main thesis is that we are working with young children and that all young children share some needs in common. (JA)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ., Storrs. National Leadership Inst. - Teacher Education/Early Childhood.