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Wayne State University Educational Project for Implementing Change Records

 Collection
Identifier: WSR002684
This collection consists of records relating to EPIC's program development, proposals, applicants' files and project creation. In addition there are records covering specific subjects relating to EPIC such as the Detroit Residential Manpower Center, Detroit Community School and the Cooperative Clinical Teaching Centers.

Dates

  • 1969 - 1971

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials.

Extent

2 Linear Feet (4 MB)

Abstract

This project was organized in May 1970 at the annual College Conference. The project had three goals: 1) to explore and develop alternative and innovative models for more relevant teacher education, 2) more directly involve students in this process, and 3) Recognize the direct relationship of teacher education to the problems and issues of public education in a changing society.

History

The idea for the Educational Project for Implementing Change (EPIC) began during the annual College Conference at Northland Inn in Southfield, in May of 1970. An interested group of students and faculty of the College of Education from this meeting continued to work together through the summer exploring the possibility of a teacher education program that would 1) explore and develop alternative and innovative models for more relevant teacher education, 2) more directly involve students in this process, and 3) recognize the direct relationship of teacher education to the problems and issues of public education in a changing society.

In the fall of 1970 a pre-program was initiated to develop a two-year experimental, interdisciplinary internship program leading to elementary and secondary certification and meeting the above needs. In May of 1971, an implementing team with six members was started and the possibilities were considered at a Student Ad Hoc meeting. In June several committees were formed and EPIC was underway. In the Fall term students in EPIC had three classes-3015, a secondary field study, and an elementary field study. During this term the people in EPIC also drew up a two year model program and presented it to the Dean.

Arrangement

Arranged in 2 series – Series 1 (Box 1) and Series 2 (Boxes 1-2). Folders are grouped by subject.

Acquisition

Donated to the University Archives on March 17, 1974 by Dean John Childs.

Related Materials

Refer to Wayne State University collections.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Title
Guide to the Wayne State University Educational Project for Implementing Change Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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