ERIC Number: ED098234
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
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Improving Teacher Competency for Multi-Ethnic Children.
Jackson State Univ., MS. School of Education.
The Teacher Corps Project described in this document is a federally funded program, involving Jackson State University, the Jackson Public School System, and the community. It represents efforts to incorporate theories, teaching-learning strategies, and multicultural experiences in teacher education into a single conceptual framework. The academic program is competency based and field centered with many of the courses being team taught. A modular delivery system of learning experiences is used. The modules are being programmed to provide tracking of student through the use of the computer. The instructional activities are facilitated by an instructional team representing the School of Education, the School of Liberal Studies, and the Jackson Public School System. Inservice training is provided for the cooperating teachers through formal courses, minicourses, comprehensive workshops, and seminars. There is an exceptional child component emphasizing the concept of mainstreaming and diagnostic/prescriptive teaching. Community-based educational activities are designed and implemented in keeping with the philosophy of Teacher Corps. The total project is evaluated periodically by interns, members of the staff, the policy committee, National Teacher Corps Officers, and internal and external consultants. Appendixes include objectives for each school and a sample instructional module. (JA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Jackson State Univ., MS. School of Education.