ERIC Number: ED045559
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Impact of Student Teaching Programs Upon the Cooperating Public Schools in Michigan. A Survey of Opinions of Supervising Teachers, Student Teachers and School Administrators.
Michigan Council of State College Presidents, Lansing.
To determine the effect of student teaching programs upon cooperating public schools, a questionnaire survey was conducted of all student teachers in Michigan (fall 1969) and all their supervising teachers and building principals. Responses to the three separate 80-item instruments were received from 4,397 supervisors, 4,483 student teachers, and 1,001 principals. General findings include these: Student teachers make possible significantly more individual contact with pupils by both supervisors and student teachers. Positive effects on specific instructional activities often include more small group instruction, better provisions for make-up work and exam follow-up, better supervision of study periods, playgrounds, and hallways. Negative effects or no effect were more common on amount of material covered, discipline, and motivation of pubils. A high majority of supervisors were thought by themselves and their principals to be more effective teachers as a result of contact with student teachers, who bring new ideas, materials and teaching aides. Supervisors' total workload (timewise) is not greatly affected by student teachers. Relieved of approximately 40 percent of classroom teaching responsibilities, supervisors most often engaged in increased professional reading and writing, work with other staff members or principal, increased committee work, and research activities. A student teaching program was endorsed by all three groups. (All questionnaire items and percentage responses are included.) (JS)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan Council of State College Presidents, Lansing.