ERIC Number: ED059156
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Portal Schools for the Georgia Educational Model.
Shearron, Gilbert F.; Johnson, Charles E.
The first part of this paper deals with the portal school as conceptually conceived in the Georgia Educational Model and defined as a group of schools which maintain close working relationships with a university and desire to participate in an exemplary teacher education program. The function of the school is to provide transition from the university preservice teacher education phases to full-service teaching in the in-service phase in school situations that operate in harmony with the program model. The second part of the paper describes the portal schools in operation at the University of Georgia as of July 1, 1971. Twelve schools have been set up, each with a university faculty member to serve as center coordinator. Each student spends four quarters in these schools, one each at sophomore and junior level and two at senior level. In the first quarter the assignments are generally non-instructional in the public school classroom and involve assisting individual children on small groups in practice activities. In the second quarter students are encouraged to observe, record, and react to individual pupil behaviors, classroom interaction, and the learning climate of the classroom. In the third quarter students are given opportunities to develop a variety of classroom strategies, and in the fourth they work as student teachers under the supervision of a master teacher and the university coordinator. (MBM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: Comprehensive Elementary Teacher Education Models; Portal Schools