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ERIC Number: ED156670
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 9
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Assessing the Practicum Experience.
Freeland, Kent
The opinions of sophomore practicum students in elementary education at the University of Iowa were solicited with the intent of finding ways to assess and improve the teacher education program. The students answered a series of questions related to their experiences working in local public schools. Some of the most notable outcomes of the data were: (1) students should be allowed to observe at more than one grade level; (2) the practicum is of help in aiding students to decide whether or not they wish to continue in an education career; (3) human relations training may be overemphasized in the prepracticum coursework; (4) practicum students should be allowed to observe at more than one building site but be assigned to just one site; (5) students felt they needed more time working with groups of children rather than with individuals; and (6) grading should not be on a pass/fail basis. A sample of the questionnaire accompanies this document. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: For related document, see SP012866