ERIC Number: ED357830
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Selecting and Developing Internship Sites for Child Development Interns Which Demonstrate Developmentally Appropriate Practices.
Shelton, Barbara Payne
This practicum report describes the development of a systematic method whereby students would be able to select internship sites that demonstrate developmentally appropriate practices in early childhood education. Students in a child development internship program were provided guidelines for selecting an appropriate field placement; students were also given an inventory with which to evaluate potential sites. Using evaluation tools that included questionnaires, checklists, and self-evaluation forms, students were able to select developmentally appropriate placements and to identify both appropriate and inappropriate practices in the classroom. Appendices include: (1) a copy of the internship placement questionnaire and a summary of student interns' questionnaire responses; (2) an inventory of classroom practices; (3) evaluation forms for cooperating teachers, students, placement sites, and college internship supervisors; (4) student guidelines for selecting internship placements; (5) a handbook for the internship program; (6) a preliminary letter to interns; and (7) letters to cooperating teachers. (MM)
Descriptors: Child Development, Classroom Techniques, Cooperating Teachers, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education, Internship Programs, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Site Analysis, Site Selection, Student Experience, Student Teachers
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.