ERIC Number: ED098199
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: 0
In-Service Education for Teachers of Disadvantaged Youth: Final Report.
Butler, Loretta M.; And Others
A short-term intensive training experience for 114 Chicago Public School teachers was provided in two 3-day workshops with field site followup. Participants were selected from schools located in multiethnic and economically disadvantaged areas of Chicago. Workshops were designed to provide participants with a greater awareness and appreciation of their own cultural heritage and a better understanding of the vocational and motivational needs of their students. In addition, specific attention was directed to developing implementation skills associated with the Illinois Model for Career Education for the purpose of involving students in activities specifically related to the world of work. Following workshop activities, participants were observed in the field in order to assist and facilitate the development of career education and multiethnic curriculum units for use in their classrooms. Participants were asked to keep a log of activities, along with the problems involved in their curriculum development efforts. At a final dissemination workshop, measured changes in selected teacher perception were found to be in a positive direction, a major change being that teachers seemed to attach greater value to the importance of education for their students after the project than before it began. (Included are extensive materials and exhibits from the program.) (Author/JA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Vocational Education and Rehabilitation, Springfield. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Roosevelt Univ., Chicago, IL. Coll. of Education.