ERIC Number: ED085348
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Field Experiences Program at George Mason University.
George Mason Univ., Fairfax, VA.
This document describes a college-school system cooperative teacher education program of field experiences which was begun on the principle that a viable teacher education program must include early and continuing experiences with students in a school setting. It is indicated that this program, continuously evaluated and revised by a joint committee, featured a laboratory component in each education course which was carried out in a school setting. It is stated that these experiences were designed to facilitate the transition into student teaching. The document contains the following chapter divisions: Original Committee and Purposes; Involvement of School Administrative Personnel; Involvement of Student Representatives; Permanent Representation; Advisory Board; Identification of Courses Involved; Development of Philosophy and Rationale; Implementation of the Program; Role of Evaluation; and Role of the Course Coordination Committees (which includes descriptions of the field experience program in each education course). Also included are a consideration of the contribution of the program to teacher education at the university; various evaluation forms from the program; and "Guide to Field Experiences," a handbook used in the program as a guide for students, faculty, and school personnel. (JA)
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Authoring Institution: George Mason Univ., Fairfax, VA.