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ERIC Number: ED019426
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jun
Pages: 81
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
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A COMMUNITY APPROACH TO STUDENT TEACHING. RESEARCH REPORT NUMBER 4.
PATTERSON, IRENE
AS AN OUTGROWTH OF AN EARLIER STUDY ON IMPROVING STUDENT TEACHING IN HOME ECONOMICS, A PILOT PROGRAM WAS INITIATED TO DETERMINE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A STUDENT TEACHING PROGRAM DESIGNED TO PRODUCE HOMEMAKING TEACHERS WHO COULD QUICKLY BECOME ACQUAINTED WITH A COMMUNITY, ADAPT TEACHING TO IT, AND LOCATE AND USE LOCAL RESOURCES. INSTRUMENTS WERE DEVELOPED (1) TO TEST STUDENT ATTITUDES AND BELIEFS ABOUT THIS TEACHING APPROACH, (2) TO DETERMINE INTERESTS, MOTIVATION, AND KNOWLEDGE IN RELATION TO FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES, AND (3) TO RATE THE VALUE OF COMMUNITY EXPERIENCES. MOST OF THE DATA WERE COLLECTED FROM STUDENT TEACHERS WITH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FROM TEACHER EDUCATORS, SUPERVISING TEACHERS, AND PUPILS. SOME FINDINGS WERE--(1) LIVING IN THE COMMUNITY DURING THE STUDENT TEACHING PERIOD CONTRIBUTED TO STUDENT ACCEPTANCE OF A COMMUNITY APPROACH TO TEACHING, (2) HOME VISITS WERE THE BEST WAY TO LEARN ABOUT HOMES AND FAMILIES, (3) A LARGE MAJORITY OF FORMER STUDENTS JUDGED THE STUDENT TEACHING PROGRAM TO BE EFFECTIVE IN PREPARING THEM TO TEACH UNITS IN RELATION TO COMMUNITY CONDITIONS AND STUDENT BACKGROUND BUT NOT IN PREPARING THEM TO TEACH ADULTS, AND (4) THE RESEARCH TOOLS DEVELOPED FOR THE PROJECT PROVIDED MEANS FOR EVALUATING FUTURE TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS. A SUMMARY OF THE EARLIER STUDY, FINDINGS FROM TESTING THE RESEARCH TOOLS, A DETAILED REPORT OF THE FOLLOWUP PORTION OF THE STUDY, AND RESUMES OF SEVEN THESES RELATED TO THE PROJECT ARE INCLUDED. (BS)
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Coll. of Home Economics at Cornell Univ.
Identifiers: NEW YORK