ERIC Number: ED120178
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Dec-5
Reference Count: N/A
Ball State University Presents a Program to Prepare Teachers for Multi-Cultured Secondary Schools.
Ball State Univ., Muncie, IN.
The program to Prepare Teachers for Multi-Cultured Secondary Schools (MULTI-CUL) at Ball State University provides an alternative, elective program open to all enrollees in secondary education who wish to prepare for teaching their subject matter specialities in schools serving adolescents from a variety of cultural, religious, social, and ethnic groups. The MULTI-CUL minor was structured as a four year program to parallel the regular program for secondary education students. The MULTI-CUL program places emphasis on merging campus class work with field experiences, planned visits on a continuing basis to schools representing different cultural characteristics, adaptation of course content in secondary education to goals of the program, utilization of resource people and flexible seminars, and provision for laboratory experiences appropriate to the program in each of the four years of undergraduate preparation. Advisement relates to use of electives, assignment to laboratory settings, and individual development of students. Instruction is carried on by personnel with interests and qualifications related to the program drawn from many areas of the university. Public school teachers serving as classroom supervisors of laboratory experiences are selected specifically for the program. Prestudent teaching and student teaching experiences occur in schools with large multi-cultured student enrollments. (Author/RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ball State Univ., Muncie, IN.