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ERIC Number: ED384588
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Preparing Education Practitioners for Educating Children and Youth Facing Harsh Social Realities: A Shared Responsibility.
Kemp, Leroy; Owens-Sabir, Mahasin
Project TEACH (Teacher Education: Advancement through Collaboration with Human Services) was designed in part to prepare and train teachers to become knowledgeable about services offered by public agencies and private human and social service agencies by incorporating interprofessional internships into the teacher education curriculum. Five main program components are: a preservice area where prospective teachers spend time on site at the service agencies before graduation; inservice teacher training sessions; clearinghouse network and dissemination; collaboration of schools and families with human and social services agencies; and curriculum modification. The project involves four teams, each with a different function: a training team trains local site teams and conducts seminars and workshops; local site teams train administrators and teachers at their own schools; a curriculum revision team will develop a model teacher education curriculum based on project findings; and a field monitoring team evaluates all project activities. Curriculum content about human services were integrated into the existing teacher education program in the form of several broad human service curriculum themes: mental health, special needs agencies, neuropsychiatric services, psychological services, treatment services, shelter and protection, preventive services, youth guidance services, parenting support services, and youth court agencies. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A