ERIC Number: ED030612
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1964
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The Internship in the Preparation of Elementary School Teachers. A Description and Analysis of a Program.
Corman, Bernard R.; Olmsted, Ann G.
This descriptive analysis of Michigan State's Student Teacher Education Project (STEP) focuses on the problems encountered in its acceptance and first five years of operation. Basic data for the analysis was obtained from systematic evaluation interviews with students, their instructors and supervisors, and members of the project staff. Chapter 1 describes the origins and the initial 5-year plan in which students completing a 2-year junior college program enter a professional sequence consisting of three campus summer sessions stressing liberal arts and three years in a "cooperating center" (a single community college and at least one school system) where they experience a 1-year preinternship with student teaching and a 2-year internship. Chapter 2 describes recruitment and screening of students by the cooperating centers. Chapter 3 discusses "University Instruction in a School Setting: Problems of the Preinternship" including the effects on instruction of the removal of campus constraints. Chapter 4, "Problems of the Internship," describes provision for intern supervision, the intern consultant's role, and the intern-consultant relationship. Included also are a chapter of conclusions with summary of the revised 4-year plan and an appendix containing data on STEP students. (JS)
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Internship Programs, Practicum Supervision, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teaching, Teacher Interns
Bureau of Educational Research, Michigan State University, 252 Erickson Hall, East Lansing, Michigan ($1.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Coll. of Education.