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ERIC Number: ED085381
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Pages: 11
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Rural Teacher Intern Program.
California State Univ., Fresno. School of Education.
This program was designed to prepare teachers bilingual in Spanish and English who, because of their background, are especially able to meet the needs of educationally handicapped children in depressed rural areas. It is called the Rural Teacher Intern (RTI) program. Each intern has had extensive experience in rural and migrant education as a part of his teacher education experience in the California Migrant Teacher Assistant (Mini-Corps) program. The RTI program is a logical and culminating preservice experience for 16 bilingual Chicano elementary teacher candidates. The RTI program incorporates a modular approach, with all interns being supervised by a two-member faculty team that also teaches the weekly seminar/practicums. The curricular and methodological emphasis is on teaching strategies and materials that are most appropriate for children who must cope with two languages and function in two cultures and who come from families that are economically depressed if not impoverished. Each intern is assigned to a full-charge position, teaching full-time under contract to one of the participating school districts in the California State University, Fresno service area. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Fresno. School of Education.