ERIC Number: ED054076
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Attitude Change in Pre-Student Teaching Experience. Final Report.
Gray, Irene A.
The effects of two kinds of lab experience in pre-student teaching education was the focus of a study on the development of oral language in elementary schools. The subjects were lower level college students in the course "Speech in the Elementary Schools." Two sections of the course were used, one in the fall quarter and one in the winter quarter. Fall quarter students had a variety of speech activities as learning tools, team teaching, closed circuit TV, and role playing. Winter quarter students used children in place of role playing. An attitude scale was administered at the beginning and end of each quarter. Comparative data were examined to note indications of change of attitude. Statements on the attitude scale were focused on psychologically, sociologically, and economically based questions. The results indicated that: 1) Group One was more preoccupied with self need than Group Two, which moved toward an attitude of responsibility; 2) Group One appeared to be less concerned with children than Group Two; and 3) Group Two gave evidence of greater respect for colleagues' abilities, preparation, and performance than Group One. (MBM)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Universities Consortium of Research Development, Stevens Point.