ERIC Number: ED240068
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb-18
Reference Count: 0
Self Knowledge and Student Teacher Effectiveness.
Mancus, Dianne S.; Martin, Jeanette V.
Little research on the relationship between self knowledge and teacher effectiveness seems to exist. The Self Knowledge Project, a study of more than 1,000 people of various ages, identified 4 distinct stages of self knowledge development: (1) elemental; (2) situational; (3) pattern; and (4) process. The Self Knowledge Project created the Experience Recall Test, which was designed to identify a person's stage of self knowledge. To investigate the relationship between self knowledge stage and teaching effectiveness, 64 student teachers at New Mexico State University and its branch campuses took the Experience Recall Test. Results of this test were compared with the student teachers' evaluations by their college supervisors. It was hypothesized that, if a correlation could be demonstrated between stage of self knowledge and teaching effectiveness, it would be appropriate to utilize this knowledge when planning activities for the preparation of teachers. It is stated that, because of study sample size and other problematic areas, study results appear inconclusive. However, seven conclusions are offered and problems with the self knowledge measure, identification of exceptional teachers, and self knowledge and process education are discussed. (JMK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Experience Recall Test; Student Teacher Evaluation
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Association of Teacher Educators for the presentation, "Focus on the Teacher: Self Knowledge and Personal Growth for Teaching Effectiveness" (60th, Washington, DC, February 18, 1980). Legibility may be marginal due to broken print.