ERIC Number: ED146144
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Innovative Teacher Training for Multi-Cultural Education. Final Report of the Cycle X Teacher Corps Project.
Marsh, David D.
This report describes an inservice teacher education program that had special emphasis on multicultural education, initiated by the Teacher Corps at the University of Southern California. The children in the elementary school involved in the project were mainly Spanish-speaking Mexican-Americans. The objectives for the project were to: (1) retrain teachers-in-practice in bilingual and multi-cultural teaching techniques; (2) provide specialized training for instructional aides; (3) develop a teacher center design for sharing with other teachers insights and strategies learned in the program; (4) establish a classroom environment to provide children with a more stable emotional and physical learning ambiance; (5) reestablish the role of the brincipal as leader of teacher innovation and curriculum development; (6) encourage parents and community volunteers to participate in school instructional programs; (7) develop training programs for local school administration; (8) build community confidence in the instructional program in support of the learning needs of the multi-cultural child; (9) field test course work designed for a proposed bilingual/crosscultural credential; (10) up-date competency-based education modules designed for training teachers in bilingual and multi-cultural teaching skills; and (11) develop greater interdisciplinary cooperation in the building of teacher education courses. The above objectives and their implementation are described in detail. Successes and failures are discussed, and the project as a whole is evaluated. (JD)
Descriptors: Bilingual Teachers, Cross Cultural Training, Elementary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Mexican Americans, Multicultural Education, Multilingualism, Parent School Relationship, Program Design, School Community Relationship, Summative Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Teaching Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Teacher Corps.
Authoring Institution: Lawndale School District, CA.; University of Southern California, Los Angeles. School of Education.