ERIC Number: ED036490
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
National Survey of Campus Laboratory Schools, 1969.
Howd, M. Curtis; Browne, Kenneth A.
A survey concerned with the current status of campus-related laboratory schools in the U.S. was made to provide information regarding the functions and contributions of these schools and the extent to which they are being closed, reorganized, or new ones opened. The study updates a 1964 survey (ED 025 449) with an attempt to identify any discernible trends. A few more than 200 schools were identified by both the 1964 and 1969 surveys, the total under college control 15 fewer in 1969. An average of eight schools per year were closed, with two a year started or reopened, half of them starting in the last 2 years. As in 1964, elementary schools and combined elementary and junior high schools comprise about 60 percent of all the laboratory schools; a preponderance of nursery and kindergarten programs exists in the schools opened. An obvious contrast is apparent in the announced school purposes: in 1964 provision for student teaching experiences was the primary objective, whereas the principal aim by 1969 was to serve as a center for observation and prestudent teaching experiences with increased emphasis upon research, experimentation, and inservice education. (Data on each of the schools is tabulated in 46 categories related to general characteristics, student population, school role, development of school policy, professional programs, and reasons motivating establishment and closing.) (JS)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Trends, Laboratory Schools, School Role, Teacher Education
American Assn. of Colleges for Teacher Education, 1 Dupont Circle, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($1.50; limited quantity)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.