ERIC Number: ED040947
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Developing Quality in Professional Laboratory Experiences. School Practicum; Description and Seminar Outline.
Georgia Univ., Athens. Coll. of Education.
The University of Georgia Office of Professional Laboratory Experiences has developed several different programs to provide practical experience for future teachers. The School Practicum is a program in which students spend several weeks in the beginning of the school year observing and participating in a local public school prior to the opening of the college's fall quarter. The Work-Study Program for Elementary Teachers provides full-time employment as teacher aides for students during one quarter of their sophomore and junior years. The Athens Unit of the Georgia Retardation Center provides clinical experiences for students in 15 disciplines in the field of mental retardation. The Adult Education Program for Prison Inmates utilizes a Georgia state prison as a laboratory facility for graduate students training as student teachers. The Teacher Corps Program uses community involvement to help interns gain experience in teaching the disadvantaged. The development of Professional Laboratory Experience Centers is a cooperative effort with other colleges and the Atlanta school systems to provide more flexible and intensive practical experiences for education students. The Tutorial Enrichment Program is designed to provide early exposure to the realities of teaching. The Supervising Teacher Program is a series of three inservice courses which has now been recognized by the State Department of Education as a requirement for supervising teachers. (RT)
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Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Coll. of Education.
Note: Entry for 1970 AACTE Distinguished Achievement Award in Teacher Education