ERIC Number: ED187068
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Benefits of Practicum Students in the Substantially Separate Program.
Drumm, Agnes E.
A program at American International College (Springfield, MA) and the local public school system allows student teachers to have practical classroom experience with special needs students. Orientation sessions are followed by ongoing instruction (demonstration by the cooperating teacher), participation by the practicum student in classroom teaching, and ongoing evaluation of the practicum experience. Scheduling, management, and assignment aspects are discussed. Among evaluation considerations noted are classroom organization, prescriptive teaching, teaching materials, classroom management techniques, and parent-teacher conferences. The program is seen to be beneficial to the classroom students, the practicum student, and the cooperating teacher. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (58th, Philadelphia, PA, April, 1980, Session Th-20).