ERIC Number: ED097390
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: N/A
Enabling Teacher Success: The Inner City.
Strom, Robert D.
The Preface Plan described in this report represents the first effort of a metropolitan school system to provide a concentrated relevant training program for new inner city staff that begins after being hired but prior to the assumption of teaching duties. The recent project in which it was field-tested was supported by a federal contract from the U.S. Office of Education. The Preface Plan began the summer preceding the assumption of inner city elementary school classroom responsibilities by its 21 participants and terminated in June upon completion of their first-year assignment. Designed to offer staff new to the inner city a preface of positive experiences to increase the likelihood of their success, the program is structured so that any urban school system working in conjunction with an institution of higher learning, or, independently if necessary, can strive to provide an adequate education for all children of the community. Preface teachers enter the inner city classroom with an increased sensitivity toward children of the poor, with more confidence and understanding about the job. The most valuable aspects of the training are those involving direct experiences with the poverty population. An important factor in the confidence of new teachers stems from the procedure of building support for them into their assigned school. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Needs, Elementary School Teachers, Inner City, Inservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teacher Relationship, Summer Programs, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Education Programs, Urban Teaching
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio