ERIC Number: ED051111
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
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Graduate Intern Program in Elementary Education.
Wisconsin Univ., Madison. School of Education.
The program was reorganized with the following objectives: 1) to provide a closer relationship between course theory and classroom practice; 2) to provide interns with more meaningful early contact with children; 3) to provide interns with controlled exposure to classroom teaching; 4) to enable interns to study the school as a social institution and business operation; 5) to provide for better utilization of school, university, and supervisory staff; 6) to interrelate on-campus methods courses through team teaching; and 7) to provide a closer relationship between school and university by using members from both facilities in teams. The program combines modular method courses involving an intensive study of a single subject followed by an intensive laboratory experience in that subject in an elementary classroom, a general seminar, laboratory and clinical experiences, and a team teaching approach in a single time unit consisting of 4 morning hours during one semester. The staff consists of a coordinator of the semester, five methods professors, and three resource teachers. The feedback obtained strongly supports the program. The interns feel much better prepared to enter the classroom, the methods professors have reacted positively to the school-university cooperation, and the resource teachers have also reacted positively. The major problem concerned role identification and function, but this was solved as the transition took place. (MBM)
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. School of Education.
Note: 1971 AACTE Distinguished Achievement Award entry