ERIC Number: ED092654
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Resource Papers; Ford Training and Placement Program.
Tolbert, Sandra, Ed.
The purpose of this report is to record as accurately as possible the activities of the Ford Training and Placement Program for the training of educational personnel. The program accepted a theoretical construct based on the premise that a school is a social system. A four-point proposal was developed, featuring: (1) Focused preparation--personnel trained to identify and to respond to urban school problems. (2) Coordinated preparation--personnel communicating their own and others' problems and functions in an effort to develop understanding of their roles. (3) Cadre formation and placement--personnel establishing a group which would foster a working relationship in which problems could be solved. (4) Demonstration and induction school--a mechanism for disseminating methods, materials, and projects. The program adopted all four phases of this proposal. This report emphasizes the second and third areas, touching on all four aspects. These "Resource Papers" are divided into five sections: (1) the introduction; (2) the practicability of a theoretical model; (3) the quality and procedure of curriculum development; (4) the effect of the Ford Training and Placement Program on role function and role development; and, (5) the conclusion. More empirical documents will hopefully be available within the next year. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Curriculum Development, Field Instruction, Foundation Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Role Perception, School Organization, Social Systems, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Placement, Urban Teaching
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Chicago Board of Education, IL.; Chicago Univ., IL. Graduate School of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois