ERIC Number: ED225955
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A Learning Laboratory Model: Teacher Corps Intervention Activities at Springfield Junior High School. Teacher Corps Program '79. The University of Toledo/Springfield Local Schools.
Toledo Univ., OH. Coll. of Education.
This report: (1) describes the operation of a junior high school learning laboratory for low achieving students; and (2) presents findings and conclusions of an assessment of its impact. Seventh and eighth grade students with average abilities but with failing marks in mathematics, social studies and science, and reading were participants. These students were not receiving special assistance through other remedial programs. Teacher Corps interns worked under the guidance of supervisory team leaders, and were responsible for creating an attractive learning environment, acting as liaison between the lab and the students' teachers, and writing individual objectives for students. Students were assigned to a 4-hour block in the laboratory, which was headed by a school faculty member, and time was provided for teachers to meet with students to reinforce personal relationships and review student progress. Descriptions are given of specific responsibilities of the interns and supervisors and of special events carried out in the lab. Tables present data on: (1) student schedules; (2) student absences by grading period; (3) student assignments; (4) pre- and post-test grade level scores on reading, spelling, and mathematics; (5) final grades by subject; (6) intern supervisory feedback; (7) general staff feedback; and (8) students' academic and attitudinal changes perceived by teachers. A synthesis of material contained in the tables is presented. Comments and opinions on the lab from participants and parents are included. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Teacher Corps.
Authoring Institution: Toledo Univ., OH. Coll. of Education.