ERIC Number: ED024657
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov-1
Reference Count: 0
Roles and Functions of Laboratory Schools; A Report to the Council of Presidents.
Young, B. J.
The Council of Deans of the Schools of Education in the Wisconsin State Universities undertook to (1) identify emerging roles and functions of campus laboratory schools, (2) establish roles and functions for laboratory schools operated by the Wisconsin State Universities, and (3) suggest steps for implementation of roles and functions. A review of the history of laboratory schools in the United States, a review of the functions of the Wisconsin State Universities' laboratory schools, and a report from the Wisconsin Conference on Campus Laboratory Schools (1967) reveal the present status of laboratory schools. It is concluded that while laboratory schools are meeting the roles and functions defined by the Coordinating Committee for Higher Education in Wisconsin in 1959, there is a need to redefine the roles and functions of laboratory schools, and laboratory schools should continue to deemphasize the student teaching role. Some identifiable emerging and expanding roles and functions include innovation, dissemination, experimentation, demonstration, new designs for teacher education, change, new media development, service, observation, and participation. Finally, laboratory schools may need to modify their administrative organization as emerging and expanding roles dictate. (Appended are "Utilization of Public Campus Laboratory Schools in Wisconsin, 1968" and 15 other reports on the status of the laboratory school in Wisconsin.) (SG)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Univ. System, Madison.
Identifiers: University of Wisconsin; Wisconsin