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ERIC Number: ED099356
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 24
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The Practicum.
Coon, George; And Others
This paper discusses the structuring of practicum experiences for pre- and inservice early childhood teachers as devised by Oakland University. Covered are the types of practicum experiences and objectives, including: (a) broadening student experiences over a wide range of settings involving or relating to young children--these experiences being generally short term and requiring minimal participation; (b) providing students with intensive and deepening experiences--these being of a total participatory nature, involving the students with the children, parents, school, and community; and (c) incorporating all facets of the program through a synthesizing experience in which the student brings together all the relevant academic and experiential knowledge gained throughout the training program and uses this to design a new program. Included also are various methods and criteria for selecting practicum sites and leaders. Guidelines delineate the role of supervision, the sequencing of the practicum experiences, and the value of the experience. (JCW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Oakland Univ., Rochester, MI.