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ERIC Number: ED016674
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Aug
Pages: 165
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Reference Count: 0
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PREPARING ENGLISH TEACHERS FOR THE SECONDARY SCHOOL. UNIFIED ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES IN LANGUAGE AND WRITING FOR THE PREPARATION OF SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS OF ENGLISH. FINAL REPORT.
RIDER, DANIEL; RUSK, ELIZABETH H.
ONE HUNDRED PROSPECTIVE HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS PARTICIPATED IN A MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY EXPERIMENT TO TEST A METHOD OF INCREASING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF TEACHER PREPARATION IN COMPOSITION INSTRUCTION. TWO CONTROL GROUPS COMPLETED THE CUSTOMARY PROGRAM OF FRESHMAN ENGLISH, MODERN ENGLISH GRAMMAR, AND METHODS OF TEACHING LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION. TWO EXPERIMENTAL GROUPS TOOK FRESHMAN ENGLISH, METHODS OF TEACHING LITERATURE, AND A NEW TWO-TERM UNIFIED PROGRAM OF LINGUISTICS, THE WRITING PROCESS, METHODOLOGY, AND PSYCHOLOGY. STUDENT TEACHERS WHO TOOK THE UNIFIED COURSE WERE RATED HIGHER AS TEACHERS BY SUPERVISING TEACHERS, PUPILS, AND IN SELF-EVALUATIONS THAN THOSE WHO DID NOT, ALTHOUGH DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE TWO GROUPS WERE NOT STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT. SELF-EVALUATIONS OF THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUPS INDICATED GREATER CONFIDENCE IN METHODS OF TEACHING AND EVALUATING ADOLESCENTS' WRITING, BUT A LACK OF CONFIDENCE IN THEIR ABILITY TO USE LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTIC CONCEPTS IN TEACHING WRITING. EIGHTY-FIVE PERCENT OF THE EXPERMENTAL GROUPS LISTED THE UNIFIED COURSE AS AMONG THE MOST HELPFUL THEY HAD TAKEN, WHEREAS 53 PERCENT IN THE CONTROL GROUPS LISTED THE CUSTOMARY METHODS COURSE IN THAT CATEGORY. THE STUDY WAS LIMITED MOST BY THE OMISSION OF ACHIEVEMENT TESTING OF THE STUDENT TEACHERS' PUPILS AND BY THE PROBABLE INADEQUACY OF EVALUATION INSTRUMENTS TO MEASURE STUDENT TEACHERS' UNDERSTANDING OF LINGUISTIC PRINCIPLES AND CONCEPTS. (RD)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Coll. of Education.
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