ERIC Number: ED234023
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Expectations for Student Teaching: What Are They and Are They Realized?
Griffin, Gary A.
This paper, part of a larger study conducted by the Research and Development Center for Teacher Education at the University of Texas at Austin, presents findings regarding what expectations are brought to student teaching by student teachers, cooperating teachers, and university supervisors. The expectations of 93 student teachers, 91 cooperating teachers, and 17 university supervisors are discussed in terms of themes, and the degree to which their expectations are perceived as being met is reported. Relation of expectations to other personal and professional characteristics of participants is discussed, and implications of the findings are suggested. Discrepancies between participants' views of student teaching's value as a component of teacher preparation programs and the study's conclusions on the same subject are detailed. It is noted that constructs measured by survey instruments included: empathy, locus of control, flexibility, education preference in terms of traditional to progressive, teacher concerns, self-esteem, conceptual level, cognitive style, the work of teaching, and vocabulary. (JMK)
Descriptors: Cooperating Teachers, Expectation, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Attitudes, Student Teacher Supervisors, Student Teachers, Student Teaching, Teacher Attitudes
Research and Development Center for Teacher Education, Education Annex 3.203, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Research and Development Center for Teacher Education.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Montreal, Canada, April 11-15, 1983).