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ERIC Number: ED016860
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-May
Pages: 82
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Reference Count: 0
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EVALUATION OF STUDENT TEACHING IN HOME ECONOMICS.
GRITZMACHER, JOAN; NELSON, HELEN Y.
CRITICAL INCIDENTS REFLECTING OUTSTANDINGLY EFFECTIVE BEHAVIOR IN STUDENT TEACHING OF HOME ECONOMICS WERE COLLECTED FROM COLLEGE SUPERVISORS, COOPERATING TEACHERS, AND STUDENT TEACHERS AND CATEGORIZED ACCORDING TO SPECIFIC BEHAVIORS, AND PROVIDED A BASIS FOR CONSTRUCTING A RATING SCALE FOR EVALUATING STUDENT TEACHING PERFORMANCE. THE CRITICAL BEHAVIORS WERE USED TO DESCRIBE QUALITY LEVELS ON A FIVE-POINT CONTINUUM OF 112 UNIDIMENSIONAL ITEMS. ANALYSIS OF THIS SCALE, RS-112, BY THE DARLINGTON PROCEDURE WITH STUDENT GRADES AS CRITERION MEASURES RESULTED IN A SCALE, RS-35, 35-ITEM WITH AT LEAST ONE ITEM IN EACH OF 10 MAJOR BEHAVIOR CATEGORIES. USE OF THE RS-35 GAVE A BETTER DISTRIBUTION OF RATINGS THAN RS-112. THE MAJORITY OF COOPERATING TEACHERS AND COLLEGE SUPERVISORS REPORTED USING A RATING SCALE. ABOUT HALF PREFERRED RS-35 TO RS-112 AND OVER HALF LIKED IT BETTER THAN THEIR PRESENT INSTRUMENT. MOST REPORTED A 20-MINUTE TESTING TIME. TWO-THIRDS SAID THEY WOULD USE THE RATING SCALE, IF AVAILABLE. MORE THAN HALF OF THE STUDENT TEACHERS FELT THAT IT PROVIDED AN IMPORTANT OBJECTIVE BASIS FOR LOOKING AT THEIR BEHAVIOR. RECOMMENDATIONS CONCERN (1) REFINING THE SCALE, (2) DIFFERENTIATING MORE CLEARLY BETWEEN LEVELS 3 AND 5, (3) USING THE FIVE ITEMS EMERGING FROM MULTIPLE REGRESSION ANALYSIS FOR A SHORTER RATING SCALE, (4) INCLUDING A PLACE FOR RATER COMMENTS ABOUT STUDENT TEACHER GROWTH, AND (5) USING THE SCALE AT THE MIDDLE AND CONCLUSION OF STUDENT TEACHING. BOTH SCALES, OPINIONNAIRES, CATEGORIES OF STUDENT BEHAVIOR, AND THE INFORMATION FORM FOR REPORTING CRITICAL INCIDENTS ARE INCLUDED. (FP)
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Coll. of Home Economics at Cornell Univ.
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