ERIC Number: ED116098
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
A Final Program Report from Indiana University-Indianapolis Public Schools Inner City Counselor Training Project, 1971-1974.
Midwest Center/Consortium for Planned Change in Pupil Personnel Programs for Urban Schools, Bloomington, IN.; Indiana Univ., Bloomington. School of Education.; Indianapolis Public Schools, IN.
Recognizing the need for improved, more flexible, more reality-based training for pupil personnel workers, the Division of Foundations and Human Behavior, Indiana University, in conjunction with the Department of Counseling and Guidance, formed a relationship with the Indianapolis Public Schools in order to seek out methods of improving PPS training. A major goal of this Satellite Project was to bring together university staff, parents, and teachers for the purpose of collaborative planning and programming. The Satellite operations formally extended over three project years. During the first year the goals of the target communities, schools, and university were defined and synthesized. Needs of the schools and communities began to be assessed (and continued to be throughout the project). From the needs assessment came the development of training modules for university students, community persons, and school staff members. These efforts dominated the activities of the second year. In the final project year the training programs continued, but greater emphasis was placed upon institutionalizing desirable changes at school, university, and state educational levels. Dissemination of project findings and evaluations then began. Key features of the Satellite project were; (1) collaboration and planned systems change, (2) learning by doing, (3) competency-based learning, and (4) incorporating an inner-city counseling program with an attending course of study. The program had considerable impact. (Author/NG)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Community Involvement, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Improvement, Program Development, Pupil Personnel Services, Secondary Education, Urban Education
Alexander Brown, 2805 East 10th Street, Room 180, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47401
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Midwest Center/Consortium for Planned Change in Pupil Personnel Programs for Urban Schools, Bloomington, IN.; Indiana Univ., Bloomington. School of Education.; Indianapolis Public Schools, IN.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Professions Development Act