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ERIC Number: ED013802
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Dec
Pages: 9
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PROFESSIONAL INSECURITIES OF PROSPECTIVE TEACHERS.
LUECK, WILLIAM R.
TO DETERMINE WHICH COMMON TEACHING PROBLEMS CAUSE THE GREATEST CONCERN OR INSECURITY AMONG PROSPECTIVE TEACHERS, 445 JUNIORS (243 IN 1962-63 AND 205 IN 1963-64) TAKING A SECONDARY SCHOOL METHODS COURSE WERE ASKED TO RANK TWELVE MAJOR PROBLEMS IN THE ORDER IN WHICH THEY CAUSED CONCERN. THE PROBLEMS WERE COMPILED FROM THOSE OCCURRING FREQUENTLY IN TEXTBOOKS ON METHODS OF TEACHING IN HIGH SCHOOL. IT WAS FOUND THAT (1) STUDENTS EXPRESSED THE GREATEST CONCERN OVER THE PROBLEMS OF CONDUCTING THE CLASS SESSION EFFECTIVELY, ASKING STIMULATING QUESTIONS, SUPERVISING STUDIES. (2) OTHER MAJOR PROBLEMS IN ORDER OF THEIR RANKING BY THE STUDENTS WERE (A) MOTIVATING STUDENT LEARNING, GETTING STUDENTS TO STUDY AND MASTER THEIR LESSONS, (B) TEACHING STUDENTS TO STUDY, INCLUDING HELPING THEM TO READ MORE EFFECTIVELY, REMEMBER LONGER AND DEVELOP BETTER WORK HABITS, (C) PLANNING FOR TEACHING, SUCH AS PLANNING COURSES, UNITS OF WORK AND DAILY ASSIGNMENTS, (D) ADJUSTING INSTRUCTION TO SLOW, AVERAGE, AND FAST LEARNERS, AND (E) ATTAINING AND MAINTAINING GOOD CLASSROOM DISCIPLINE. (3) A PROSPECTIVE TEACHER'S MAJOR SUBJECT HAS LITTLE INFLUENCE ON THE INADEQUACIES HE FEELS TOWARD THE GENERAL PROBLEMS OF TEACHING. (4) A COURSE IN METHODS OF TEACHING CAN CAUSE SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN A STUDENT'S FEELINGS OF INADEQUACY TOWARD SOME (I.E. NUMBER 1, 2A, AND 2C ABOVE) BUT NOT ALL OF THE GENERAL TEACHING PROBLEMS. THIS ARTICLE IS PUBLISHED IN "TEACHERS COLLEGE JOURNAL," VOL. 37, NO. 3, DEC. 1965. (AW)
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