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ERIC Number: ED337442
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Practicum Review: An Experiment in Curriculum Assessment.
Murray, David R.; And Others
This review was a formative assessment project designed to introduce teacher education candidates to many of the concepts and methods related to evaluation and course assessment within the framework of an actual curriculum course. Students were afforded the opportunity to work in simulated curriculum committees. Through informed decision making processes, they designed a survey instrument, conducted interviews, and explored a variety of data-gathering techniques. In addition, they collated, analyzed, and reported their findings. The project selected for review was the practicum experience offered as part of the requirements of the Berry College (Rome, Georgia) Teacher Education Program. The students in the class surveyed a random selection of students who participated in the practicum program. In addition, they interviewed principals, teachers, and college faculty who offered practicums as part of their coursework. They collected demographic information, recorded perceptions, reviewed implementation processes, and rated experiences and competencies learned or practiced through the practicum. The research showed that high value is placed on practicums and that the program design should include experiences in active participation by students, modeling of instructional techniques, and development of lesson plans and instructional materials. (Author/LL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A