ERIC Number: ED046894
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of Microteaching in NCATE-Accredited Secondary Education Programs.
Ward, Blaine E.
A survey of 442 colleges and universities accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education was made to determine how many used microteaching as a training technique in their secondary teacher education programs. One hundred seventy-six indicated that they used microteaching, and 141 of these answered a comprehensive questionnaire. Of the latter group, 72 percent used microteaching in the general methods course, 43 percent in the subject methods course, and 18 percent in student teaching. Seventy-three percent had used microteaching 2 years or less at the time of the survey in 1968-69. About two-thirds of the microteaching programs involved a relatively small number of students (150 or less), and most of the programs used "peer" students in the microclass. There appeared to be a general lack of knowledge about the technical skills of teaching as defined at Stanford; less than a third of the institutions had rationale or had videotaped or filmed models of any of the technical skills. Many respondents who had used microteaching observed an improvement in attitude toward education and in teaching ability both in themselves and in their students. Fifty-four institutions reported contributing directly to the use of microteaching in the inservice education of the state in which they are located. (Author/RT)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Center for Research and Development in Teaching.