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ERIC Number: ED024622
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Nov
Pages: 5
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Professional Education or Apprenticeship?
Shawver, David
The Teachers College Record, v70 n2 p127-131 Nov 1968
Two recent trends in teacher education are designed to improve the practical skills of the teacher. One is the internship, the other is the provision of college level activities (such as microteaching) that require competency in particular classroom skills. Both provide valuable and necessary experiences; however, these experiences count for nothing if not accompanied by adequate supervision and analysis. Moreover, there is a danger that overemphasis on practical experience activities will push instruction in professional education out of the teacher education curriculum. "If an attempt is made to hold on to the specialized courses, while at the same time utilizing more laboratory situations, the time will simply not be available for the type of analysis necessary." In conclusion, adequate personnel, time, and money are prerequisites to effective internship programs. (SG)
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