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TITLE V, PART B
The National Teacher Corps is a bold new approach to the fight against poverty-bred ignorance. Created by title V, part B of the Higher Education Act of 1965, it was designed to improve education in slums and other poverty areas by making available teams of experienced teachers and teacher-interns to strengthen local school programs. The primary purpose is to reach those children too often considered unreachable in our traditional educational system-children who come to school each day with growling stomaches, expecting nothing from school and not understanding what is expected of them-children whose parents are too busy and too tired to play or converse with them-youngsters with such a poverty of experience that they know nothing of the things other children take for granted.
The Teacher Corps provides specially trained teams of corpsmen for supplementary teaching tasks and for work in home-school relations in areas with large numbers of disadvantaged youngsters. Working under the supervision of an experienced teacher, teams of four to five intern teachers provide individual attention and enrichment experience to children who otherwise would continue to fall further behind their classmates. Both students and overburdened regular teachers can benefit from this assistance.
The Teacher Corps is presently engaged in the training of approximately 1,250 corpsmen. These men and women spent last summer in preservice training programs which prepared them academically and psychologically for the unique problems of education of the disadvantaged. Now each intern is serving in the dual role of graduate student in one of the 53 participating institutions in 30 States, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia; and supplementary teacher in a nearby poverty school and community.
Corpsmen are employees of the local school districts which requested them, and which pay a minimum of 10 percent of their salaries. A Federal grant pays up to 90 percent of salaries plus administrative costs. Teacher Corps grants to universities cover all tuition for Corps members' graduate studies. Salaries for interns (usually recent college graduates with little or no teaching experience) do not exceed those paid a beginning teacher in the assigned school district; those of experienced teachers are determined by local pay scales for teachers with equivalent experience and education. In the schools, corpsmen work entirely under local school authorities.
The contributions of corpsmen are already in evidence. In addition to tutoring and remedial work, they have developed cultural and reading enrichment programs, conducted field trips for the children, run afterschool study sessions for students who have no quiet place of study at home, supervised recreation activities, encouraged parental participation and interest in the education of their children. Corps
men have shown they can adapt to the poverty situation and attacking the needs of their assigned communities.
The training period for an intern-teacher is 2 years. Upon successful completion, he will be certified to teach in the State in which he trained, receive a master's degree, and be a part of a great new block of teachers especially prepared to reach and teach one-fifth of our Nation's less fortunate children.
TITLE V, PART C
PROSPECTIVE TEACHER FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM, 1966-67 ACADEMIC YEAR
1,530 fellowships, $7,500,000 appropriation.
50 States, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
10,840 fellowships. 307 institutions. 854 programs. Stipends: First year:
$2,000 stipend: $400 dependency allowance. $400 stipend-summer: $100 per dependent. Second year:
$2,200 stipend: $400 dependency allowance. $400 stipend summer: $100 per dependent. Cost-of-education allowance: $2,500 to institution for each fellow. Fellowships per institution:
24 highest number per institution.
4 lowest number per institution.
8 top per program.
INSTITUTIONAL ASSISTANCE GRANT PROGRAM, 1966-67 ACADEMIC YEAR
Awarded to institutions who received fellowships under prospective teacher fellowship program and experienced teacher fellowship program.
Universe: 172 institutions.
47 experienced teachers.
Applied: 166 institutions.
Applied: 163 institutions applied for $9 million.
(P.L. 89-329, HIGHER EDUCATION ACT OF 1965, TITLE V, PART C)
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE
JOHN W. GARDNER, Secretary
OFFICE OF EDUCATION/HAROLD HOWE II, Commissioner
PROSPECTIVE TEACHER GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS AND PROGRAMS 1966-67
The purposes of the Prospective Teacher Fellowship Program are
To encourage persons to pursue careers in elementary or secondary
To encourage the development of high quality graduate teacher preparation programs leading to the master's degree or its equivalent
To promote a wider geographical distribution of such programs and by means of these fellowships to strengthen and expand the nation's teacher training programs.
Under Title V, Part C of the Higher Education Act of 1965, the Commissioner of Education is authorized to award 1,530 Prospective Teacher Fellowships in 1966-67. These awards will be made to students accepted for study in the approved teacher education programs and at the graduate schools listed in the following pages.
Approval of Federal support of fellowship programs under HEA Title V, Part C is contingent upon the institutions' assurance of compliance with the regulations issued under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which provides, in section 601, that no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
Description of Fellowships
A Prospective Teacher Fellowship is normally a 2-year award and may not be awarded for less than one full academic year, subject to the continued availability of appropriations and provided the Fellow devotes essentially full time to study or research and maintains satisfactory proficiency in an approved graduate study program.
The award provides a stipend of $2,000 for the first academic year of study and $2,200 for the second together with an allowance of $400 a year for each eligible dependent. An additional stipend of $400, plus $100 for each eligible dependent, is available før study of at least six weeks during the summer. allowance for travel is provided.
A Fellow may not receive a stipend under a Prospective Teacher Fellowship while receiving any other direct Federal educational benefit. He is eligible, however, to apply for a loan under the National Defense Student Loan Program, Title II of the National Defense Education Act.
The university will receive a cost of education allowance of $2,500 per academic year for each fellowship it awards. This sum is given to the university in lieu of tuition and non-refundable fees or deposits.