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ERIC Number: ED003039
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 79
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A RESEARCH-ORIENTED ELEMENTARY EDUCATION STUDENT TEACHING PROGRAM.
MACDONALD, JAMES B.; AND OTHERS
THIS STUDY INVOLVED FOUR PREMISES ABOUT TEACHING--(1) THE DEVELOPMENT OF SYSTEMATIC, RATIONAL THINKING WILL IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF TEACHING, (2) RESEARCH TRAINING WILL HELP DEVELOP RATIONAL SYSTEMATIC THINKING, (3) GENERAL TEACHER EDUCATION OUTCOMES REFLECT THE QUALITY OF THINKING, AND (4) THE STUDENT TEACHING EXPERIENCE IS THE MOST CRITICAL ELEMENT. THE MAJOR HYPOTHESIS OF THE STUDY DEALT WITH THE OBSERVABLE EFFECTS OF A RESEARCH-ORIENTED, STUDENT TEACHING EXPERIENCE ON THE IMPROVEMENT OF DECISION-MAKING IN TEACHING. THREE GROUPS OF ELEMENTARY STUDENT TEACHERS WERE SELECTED--(1) THE EXPERIMENTAL, WHICH RECEIVED A MODIFIED PROGRAM AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCES IN STUDENT TEACHING, (2) THE EXPERIMENTAL-CONTROL, WHICH RECEIVED A MODIFIED PROGRAM ONLY, AND (3) THE CONTROL, WHICH EXPERIENCED NO MODIFICATIONS IN PROGRAM. ONE OUTCOME OF THE STUDY WAS THAT EARLY PREDICTIONS OF SUCCESS MADE BY INSTRUCTORS REMAINED CORRELATED WITH PERFORMANCE BOTH AT THE END OF STUDENT TEACHING AND THE FIRST YEAR OF TEACHING. ONE POSSIBLE EXPLANATION WAS THAT THERE IS A GLOBAL QUALITY ABOUT INDIVIDUALS, TIED TO PERSONALITY AND ABILITY AND EVIDENCED IN INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS, WHICH REMAINS CONSISTENT REGARDLESS OF TRAINING METHOD OR TRADITIONAL STUDENT TEACHING EXPERIENCE. ONE CONCLUSION WAS THAT THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDENT TEACHING EXPERIENCE SHOULD BE QUESTIONED. (AW)
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Milwaukee. School of Education.
Identifiers: WISCONSIN; Wisconsin (Milwaukee)