ERIC Number: ED226928
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
You and Mini Corps.
White, Herbert C.; Camacho, Jesse
The Mini-Corps program aims to provide direct categorical service to migrant children which matches or exceeds performance standards prescribed in the California Master Plan, and to increase the number of professional educators who are especially trained, experienced and committed to work with migrant children. All Mini-Corps students are education majors, carrying a full college load. Mini Corps students also attend specially designed sessions in all academic areas, English as a Second Language (ESL), and cultural awareness. Mini-Corps students work under the direct supervision of a Master teacher in both year round and summer programs. This paper briefly describes the role of the Master teachers and Mini-Corps students, the desired skills and experiences of the Mini-Corps students at the Teacher Aide I and II levels and at the Teacher Assistant I and II levels, some kinds of experiences that have proven difficult for Mini-Corps students in their early participation, what to do during the first days and through the program, the importance of free and open communication, and the time for conferences. The paper also includes some general guidelines for selecting initial lessons to be presented by the student and for conferencing with Mini-Corps students. (NQA)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Bureau of Community Services and Migrant Education.
Authoring Institution: California Mini Corps, Oroville.