ERIC Number: ED037401
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Classroom Simulation as a Substitute for Live Pre-Student-Teaching Laboratory Experiences.
Beals, Paul E.
A study was conducted to observe differences in the teaching performance of students who had three different types of pre-student teaching laboratory experiences, some including simulation. Subjects were 75 student teachers who had been randomly assigned to three groups, each having different laboratory experiences, during the pre-student teaching seminar: (1) 2 weeks of observation and participation in an elementary classroom and 1 of simulated classroom experiences; and (3) 1 week of simulated classroom experiences. Simulation groups used Program II of "Mr. Land's Sixth Grade" in which students respond to 20 simulated classroom situations (on 16mm film) as if they were the teacher in the actual classroom. Data consisted of four measures of student teaching performance, pre-post seminar scores on the Minnesota Teacher Attitude Inventory (MTAI), and pre-post seminar data on response to simulated classroom situations. Analyses of variance and Pearson product moment correlation were used in analyzing data. Findings: There were no significant differences between the three groups in post-seminar response to simulated classroom situations, in performance in student teaching, or in post-seminar attitude toward teaching. There were no significant relationships between post-seminar attitude toward teaching and student teaching performance and none between pre-seminar response to simulated classroom situations and student teaching performance. (JS)
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Identifiers: Minnesota Teacher Attitude Inventory
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Minneapolis, March 1970