ERIC Number: ED153971
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Professional Laboratory Experiences in Teacher Education.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
The practical experiences, or the professional laboratory program in teacher education, is the subject of this publication. Its intent is to serve colleges, universities, and schools as a guide in their development of a full range of laboratory experiences in an effort to assure more competent and committed teachers to improve the education of public school students. It is emphasized that teacher education is a cooperative venture among several agencies: schools of education, local schools and school systems, professional associations, state departments of education, and various community agencies. Professional laboratory experiences constitute an essential part of the preparation of teachers. These experiences include a planned program of observation with varying degrees of participation as early in the program as possible. Examples of participatory activities are observer, school service aide, instruction aide, tutor, monitor, and suitable roles in state and community service agencies such as good neighbor councils, community action groups, and social welfare agencies. The roles of the student teacher, college supervisor, state department of instruction, local board of education, superintendent, school principal, and cooperating teacher are described in their areas of involvement with this program. Suggestions are listed for cooperating teachers and team leaders. The organizational structure of the laboratory experience program is presented in brief narrative and chart form. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.