ERIC Number: ED042694
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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Feasibility of Practical Laboratory Experiences: Report I. GEM Bulletin 69-4.
Ayers, Jerry B.
An investigation was conducted to determine the feasibility of providing laboratory and internship experience for students enrolled in the Georgia Model program for the preparation of elementary teachers as specified in the final report of the Georgia Educational Model program (ED 025 491). Specifications require each student to complete five 5-week practical laboratory experiences (including two paraprofessional labs in the preprofessional phase) and a 10-week preservice internship. Since 1,380 students are expected to be enrolled when the program reaches sustained operational level in 1975-76, a minimum of 362 classrooms would be needed during the year. Findings resulting from a survey of 20 school systems in Georgia that cooperated with the University of Georgia in the 1968-69 school year indicate that such a laboratory program is feasible. There are a sufficient number of schools within reasonable distance willing and able to provide such activities. The majority conduct kindergarten and Headstart programs and many plan summer school programs. They include both urban and rural areas with potential for providing experiences with children from diverse socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds. (JS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Coll. of Education.