ERIC Number: ED022731
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Clinical Teaching: Some Experimental Observations.
A study attempted to measure some effects of a 2-week postbaccalaureate workshop on clinical teaching (teaching which provides children with individualized materials and procedures) and to assess administrative encouragement and appreciation of clinical experimentation and innovation. An experimental group of 20 experienced elementary teachers who had participated in the summer workshop and a control group of 49 who had enrolled too late for admission were invited to participate in a clinical teaching experiment. Hypothesis 1, that a higher proportion of the experimental group would agree to participate in a project requiring a clinical report, was not supported. Hypothesis 2 was accepted: A greater percentage of the experimental group (58% vs. 29%) did complete the required case study. Hypothesis 3, that school administrators would indicate a general acceptance of clinical teaching by giving higher ratings to the (coded) clinical teaching strategies of the experimental group, was supported; however, less than half of the 24 administrators invited to participate did so. A 1-way analysis of variance design was used to ascertain the significance of differences between groups. Indications are that much remains to be done before clinical teaching becomes a classroom reality. (Included is a 12-item bibliography.) (JS)
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Authoring Institution: University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls. Coll. of Education.