ERIC Number: ED475578
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Community Learning Project. Final Report.
Harris, Marsha; Coulter, Gail
This final report describes activities and achievements of a 3-year federally supported personnel preparation project that prepared preservice teachers for service in low-income/high minority schools by pairing theory with practice in school settings. Faculty of the University of Colorado recruited 41 university students to participate in the program, including 20 from underrepresented populations. Faculty and community leaders trained teachers regarding diversity, family needs, as well as school and community culture. An equally important outcome was provision of quality services to children identified with or at-risk for learning disabilities. Across the four sites, 828 children received services. These children demonstrated both quantitative and qualitative gains in their reading abilities. Each specific project objective is addressed in terms of rationale, major accomplishments, and what was learned. The report also provides a chart specifying the project's expected outcomes and completion dates and a chart reporting project outcomes using performance indicators. Budget information is attached. (DB)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Disproportionate Representation, Diversity (Student), Elementary Education, High Risk Students, Higher Education, Learning Disabilities, Low Income Groups, Preservice Teacher Education, Reading Achievement, Reading Difficulties, School Community Relationship, Theory Practice Relationship, Undergraduate Study
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Colorado Univ., Colorado Springs. School of Education.