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ERIC Number: ED326857
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Teaching/Learning Center for "At-Risk" Students: An Update.
Zenanko, Carl M.; And Others
The Teaching/Learning Center (T/LC) for "at-risk" students is an on-campus tutoring program designed to "desaturate" the local schools surrounding Jacksonville State University of excessive numbers of preservice teachers, to provide practicum experiences for preservice teachers under state education agency guidelines, and to serve an "at-risk" student population in the surrounding area. The T/LC operates under the umbrella of the Instructional Services Unit in a three-way program which includes a Technical Assistance Center and a Learning Resource Center. Preservice teachers engage in "hands-on" teaching/tutoring activities; computer managed instruction; planning and implementing instruction; preparing test items and giving diagnostic tests; and preparing alternative modes of instruction. As an extension of this tutoring program, the T/LC began a trial outreach program in the fall of 1990 for 79 "at-risk" students at a local elementary school. This special program targets economically disadvantaged students who cannot travel to the university site. If successful, this outreach program may be expanded to include additional public school sites. The overall impact of the T/LC has been to reduce the drop-out rate, increase students' test performance scores, and strengthen preservice teachers' teaching competencies. (Two tables of data are included, and an appendix contains a sample letter to parents.) (Author/SR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A