ERIC Number: ED066434
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Internship in a Primary School.
Garry, Mary T.
This diary presents the personal experiences and observations of an intern in an open classroom located in an inner-city London school. The school was based on the following principles: 1) All young children learn by self-selected experience; 2) All young children need a wide variety of experience in all expressive areas; 3) Learning should occur in a carefully prepared, planned environment through activities initiated by student and or teacher; 4) The essential relationship in the classroom is between teacher and child; 5) The nature of the activities is task oriented, not teacher oriented; and 6) The activities are integrated in time and in content. Each chapter deals with the multi-faceted experiences and observations of the intern. Presented in a diary form, chapters concern the headmistress, the first day, the headmistress' principles, a staff meeting, the basic approach by the teacher, personal involvement, difficult children, family grouping and child versus teacher initiated activity, and the teachers' daily role. Reflections of the intern indicated a strong personal satisfaction with the open classroom. (MJM)
Descriptors: Classrooms, Discovery Learning, Educational Programs, Elementary Education, Flexible Facilities, Internship Programs, Open Education, Primary Education, Progressive Education
National Association of Independent Schools, Four Liberty Square, Boston, Mass. 02109 ($2.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Association of Independent Schools, Boston, MA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Second of a three-part series.