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Student
teachers
learn by
experience
by Sarah Kiino
Daily Staff Reporter
Although "Ed 101" may not fully
prepare future teachers for dealing
with stolen lunch money, cutting in
line and bloody noses, first-hand ex-
perience in a classroom setting may
be a start.
Student teaching, or directed
teaching, is a required step in the
process of receiving teacher
certification in the state of Michigan.
Directed teaching gives future
educators actual classroom experi-
ence working with and relating to
children. University students usually
complete this requirement during the
Fall or Winter Term of their final
year.
Julie Meyers, a student teacher in
a first-grade classroom at Burns Park
Elementary School, said, "It's really
fulfilling ... you're doing something
you're really interested in and you
really enjoy - it's not like sitting in
a class you don't like but need to ful-
fill your major.
"It also gives you a chance to feel
the waters ... see if it's what you re-
ally want to do with your life," she
added.
However, before student teachers
take control of a class they must ful-
fill academic requirements and
observe an experienced teacher.
Beverly Schumer, an employee in
the School of Education's Ed-
ucational Studies Office, said stu-
dents who work in actual classrooms
are "getting an opportunity to try out
their ideas ... working in their con-
tent areas, and becoming comfort-
able with them in the safe domain of
a teacher's classroom."
Schumer said student teaching
provides students with the chance to
get feedback and advice from an
experienced teacher.
She added that the most common
'problems student teachers encounter
are making sure their students enjoy
learning, and dealing with special
students who may need individual
attention.
Meyers said student teaching is a
much greater time commitment than
taking a regular college course load.
"You have to get used to going to
bed early, and you really have to
learn how to re-budget your time,"
she said. "It's like a job experience
and yet you're still in college."
Schumer said collaborating
teachers - the teacher in the class-
room with whom the student teacher
works - get "rejuvenated by having
young, idealistic and enthusiastic
students working in their classes."
She also said collaborating teach-
ers enjoy having contact with
University faculty and learning what
is new in the education field.
It is a common misperception
that teachers like having student

teachers to make less work for
themselves, she said.
Actually, Schumer said, having a
student teacher in the classroom
makes extra work for the
collaborating teacher - who has to
work with the student teacher
closely, carefully walking them
through lessons.

Siblings learn about campus
while visiting 'U' students

by Randy Lebowitz
The children and teenagers run-
ning around campus this weekend
were not new students - they
were brothers and sisters of
University students.
The Student Alumni Council's
Siblings Weekend program pro-
vided University students the op-
portunity to see their brothers and
sisters and allowed siblings to
learn first-hand about the college
experience.
About three hundred siblings
spent the three-day weekend in
Ann Arbor.
Merri Lynn Hockett, Siblings
Weekend project co-director and
LSA sophomore, said flyers an-
nouncing the weekend were sent
to students in the residence halls,
but next year they will be sent di-
rectly to parents in hope that more
students with siblings will become
aware of the weekend.
Siblings Weekend events be-
gan with Friday night's hockey
game vs. the University of Illinois-
Chicago. The siblings received an
"M" button to wear to the game,
pom-poms to cheer on the
JOSH DETH Wolverines, and T-shirts.
Clark Peters, the eleven-year-
Weekend. old brother of LSA junior Carolyn

Peters, said he especially liked to
watch the fighting during the
hockey game.
Saturday afternoon, students
and their siblings played video
games like Tetris and Hangman in
the computing center at 611
Church Street. The siblings also
had an opportunity to take a cam-
pus tour.
Siblings attended a pizza
party in the Michigan League
Saturday evening. Clowns, a ma-
gician and a psychic entertained
brothers and sisters. There was
also karaoke singing and video
making.
Hockett said Siblings Weekend
organizers hope to elaborate the
pizza party into a possible carnival
night or casino night next year.
Yost Ice Arena was open for
skating Saturday night.
The Central Campus
Recreation Building (CCRB) was
also supposed to be open.
However, a misunderstanding in
scheduling between the Student
Alumni Council and the CCRB
prevented Siblings Weekend par-
ticipants from enjoying the
facility.
"There was some sort of mix-
up between the Student Alumni

Council and the CCRB. However,
we do not know exactly who is at
fault," said Hockett.
Students were encouraged to
take their brothers and sisters to all
of the planned activities through-
out the weekend and to spend yes-
terday afternoon enjoying some of
the museums on campus.
"The majority of the partici-
pants were happy with the week-
end, although I am sure there were
those who were upset about hav-
ing to wait in line for the comput-
ing center, and about the CCRB
incident," Hockett said.
LSA first-year student Derek
Dangelo said he enjoyed spending
the weekend with his eight-year-
old sister, Amy.
"It's cool because they get to
really experience what college is
about, at such a young age,"
Dangelo said.
David Brun, the sixteen-year-
old brother of LSA first-year stu-
dent Amy Brun, said he enjoyed
seeing the campus and would like
to attend the University.
"We are trying to expand the
program and make it more like
Parents Weekend," said Siblings
Weekend Project Co-Director and
LSA senior Tracey Silverman.

Ice skating was one of several activities planned during Siblings V

Students pay for tuition, housing with work-study earnings

by Mike Goecke
LSA sophomore Rosie Ramirez
takes a full load of classes like most
students. But unlike many, she pays
for her credits in part by working be-
tween 11 and 15 hours-per-week at
the Institute of Public Policy.
Ramirez is one of the 2,430 stu-
dents employed by University-
sponsored work-study programs.
"Sometimes it's difficult because
I'm either at work or at classes and I
don't have much time for other
things," she said.

But despite difficulties with man-
aging time, Ramirez said her in-
volvement in work-study has been
rewarding.
"I'm becoming more responsible
because I have to pay. I welcome it.
It helps because I learn to manage,"
Ramirez said.
Work-study, a department in the
Office of Financial Aid, reserves
jobs for students in a variety of
fields - from preparing biological
specimens to organizing files for the
Museum of Art.

"Most students use grants and,
loans to pay for tuition and housing
and use work-study jobs to pay for
extra spending," said Judith Harper,
associate director of Financial Aid.
"When Congress created the pro-
gram in 1965, the goal was to de-
velop jobs and provide opportunity
for students who qualify," she said.
The federal government pays 70
percent of the students' salaries and
the employer pays the other 30 per-
cent. This system results in relatively
high wages.

"The incentive for work-study is
there for both employer and
student," Harper said.
Students who work during the
academic year to cover expenses
said budgeting their time is the
biggest difficulty.
"Most of my friends don't work,
so they can completely focus on
school," said Carolyn Gaulden, a
first-year graduate student in the
School of Social Work.
Tonya Bellinger, a senior psy-
chology major, said time and finan-

cial constraints mean a five-year
college career for her. But she also
stressed the benefits of taking on the
responsibility of paying for her
education.
"There's no room for fooling
around time, so I don't waste my
time much," she said.
Another issue for financially
strapped students is housing.
"I've had to sacrifice. I live in a
house with seven other people. It's
O.K., but I'd prefer to have an
apartment," Bellinger said.

Increased fighting halts U.N. attempt to

I

restore power in former

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herze-
govina (AP) - U.N. peacekeepers
gave up trying to restore power in
Sarajevo after repair crews were shot
at in fighting that escalated after the
collapse of peace talks, U.N.
officials said yesterday.
Heavy fighting also was reported
in other parts of the former Yugoslav
republic.
In neighboring Croatia, the re-
public's president threatened to ex-
pand a 10-day-old offensive against
Serbs in southern Croatia.
Meanwhile, a gaping hole that
developed in a bombed dam in
Croatia was repaired, but the
structure still posed a danger of
flooding for 20,000 people living
downstream.
U.N. officers said three teams of
engineers and military observers
would not try to fix a main electrical
transmission line in Sarajevo after
coming under heavy fire Saturday
despite written guarantees of a
cease-fire by the city's Muslim-led
defenders and Serb forces besieging
the city.
With temperatures below freez-
ing, only about a fifth of Sarajevo

gets any electricity, and most of it is
reserved for vital institutions such as
hospitals, bakeries and the
presidency.
None of the approximately 40
U.N. team members was hurt.
Bosnian government forces fired di-
rectly on two U.N. crews but it was
unknown who shot at the other team,
said a U.N. spokesperson, Cmdr.
Barry Frewer.
President Alija Izetbegovic, a
Muslim, urged the international
community to get tough with rebel
Serbs in his republic but said he had
relatively little hope of getting help.
He spoke in Zagreb, Croatia's capi-
tal, on the way home from the
collapsed peace talks.
The mediators at the Geneva
talks, Cyrus Vance for the United
Nations and Lord Owen of the
European Community, said they
would report to the U.N. Security
Council this week. Owen said it
could use "political, economic or
military means" to force a settlement
of the 10-month-old Bosnian war.
But the international community
has been unable to agree on enforc-
ing a no-fly zone over Bosnia, trade

ugoslavia
sanctions against Serbia-dominated
Yugoslavia are being violated and
there are sharp divisions among
Security Council members about
how to proceed.
"At this point, we don't see how
the war can end," Izetbegovic told
reporters.
Owen said yesterday that the
United States and European
Community members should not
take further action while hope
remained for a negotiated settlement.
The Clinton administration says
it is reviewing U.S. policy on
Bosnia, but Izetbegovic said his
government was not counting on
direct U.S. intervention.
Serbs, who control about 70 per-
cent of Bosnia, are armed with
heavy weapons left by the Yugoslav
army when it pulled out in May.
Bosnian government forces have
captured some weapons and are
widely suspected of receiving some
smuggled arms in violation of a U.N.
arms embargo. Still, they are badly
outgunned.

Making a splash
An LSA senior jumps into the CCRB Bell pool for a scuba diving class.

Student groups
O Environmental Action Coali-
tion, meeting, School of Natu-
ral Resources, Room 1040, 7
p.m.
" Hillel, orthodox services, Chabad
House, 7:30 a.m.
" Indian American Students As-
sociation, board meeting,
Michigan League, Room A, 7
p.m.
O Psi Chi, Psychology Honors So-
ciety, accepting applications,
West Quad, L101, 764-2580,
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
U Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do Club,
practice, beginners welcome,
CCRB, Martial Arts Room,
8:30-9:30 p.m.
Fh Qnri~otu, Fm rr.ative Anachrn..

Iarworkout,CCRB,Room 2275,
7-8:30 p.m.
Events
Q Alpha Phi Omega Service Fra-
ternity, Blood Drive, North
Campus Commons, East Room,
12-5:30 p.m.
Q The Architectural Fantasies of
Iakov G. Chernikhov, 1889-
1951, final day of exhibiton,
Rackham Galleries, 10 a.m.-6
p.m.
Q Financial Resources for Inter-
national Undergraduate Stu-
dents, International Center,
Room 9, 4 p.m.
U How to Change the World, de-
bate,East Quad, Greene Lounge,
R-9 niim.

ganic seminar, Chemistry Build-
ing, Room 1640,4 p.m.
Q Taming the Past: Histories of
Liberal Society in American
Legal Argument, Thomas M.
Cooley lectures, Hutchins Hall,
Room 250,4 p.m.
Student services
Q Northwalk Nighttime Safety
Walking Service, Bursley Hall,
763-9255, 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
Q Peer Counseling, U-M Coun-
seling Services, 7 p.m.-8 a.m.,
call 764-8433
Q Psychology Undergraduate
Peer Advising, sponsored by
Department of Psychology,
West Quad, Room K210, 10
a~m.-4 n.m.

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