ERIC Number: ED029995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Relative Effectiveness of Two Ways of Structuring and Presenting Pre-Service and Initial In-Service Vocational-Industrial Teacher Education Lessons.
Pratzner, Frank C.; Hanson, Marjory
The relative effectiveness of two ways of structuring and presenting 24 clock hours of preservice and initial inservice vocational-industrial teacher education lessons was determined by comparing: (1) an integrated lecture-discussion course presented by qualified vocational-industrial teacher educator, with (2) a packaged course consisting of 16 mm sound film presentations followed by group discussions (with related guides and materials). The sample of 30 prospective teachers was randomly enrolled in either a summer or fall section of the course, which subsequently was divided into experimental and control groups. Several statistical analyses were applied to the data. While subjects in the film-discussion groups showed consistent and statistically superior performance on the criterion tests, these differences were not reported as being educationally significant. However, the film-discussion appears to be a more efficient method of instruction since it provides for consistency of presentation with a degree of adaptability and flexibility in discussion and has probable economic and convenience advantages. (CH)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Instruction, Beginning Teachers, Control Groups, Educational Media, Experimental Groups, Inservice Teacher Education, Lecture Method, Methods Research, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Effectiveness, Teacher Education, Teacher Orientation, Teaching Methods, Trade and Industrial Teachers
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational Education, Minneapolis.