ERIC Number: ED118545
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
The Unlikely Alliance: COP and Academe.
COP Bulletin, v2 n8 1974-75
It was recognized during the early 1970's that colleges had a responsibility to the communities in which they existed and that more and more people who were not white, middle class, or 18 were demanding a college education. The career Opportunities Program (COP) was involved in getting colleges and universities to make several kinds of changes in their teacher education programs. One of the changes many institutions made was to establish open admissions or an admission policy in which students lacking normal prerequisites could be accepted on a probationary basis. On-site instruction was another innovation, with professors teaching courses in community schools. Many minority students and older students received bachelors degrees. Most COP students did unexpectedly well both academically and as teachers. Through this program, some teacher aides received degrees, while others received paraprofessional degrees and a concomitant rise in status. Conservative institutions, through association with COP, tended to become a little more progressive, while institutions which were already experimenting with socially relevant programs did so even more. (Descriptions are provided in this bulletin of changes at several of the institutions which were involved with COP.) (CD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Queens Coll. New Careers Training Lab.