ERIC Number: ED250286
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct-5
Reference Count: 0
Student Teacher Attitudes regarding Their Experiences in Student Teaching: A Survey.
Hanes, Edward C.; And Others
A survey was made of student teachers in the Secondary Education Program at Western Kentucky University to determine their attitudes regarding their student teaching experience. Responses to a 25 item questionnaire were obtained from 123 students. The findings showed that: (1) Most student teachers were highly positive in their rating of the student teaching experience, although higher academic-achieving students gave it less favorable scores; (2) A high correlation existed between a student's previous grade point average and the student teaching grade; and (3) The student teaching grade did not relate significantly to the rating given to the student teaching experience. Student teachers were most enthusiastic about the students they taught, the locale of the school, and their relationship with the faculty; they were most concerned about the mismatch of temperaments and philosophy between themselves and the cooperating teachers, unclear cooperating teacher expectations, difficulty in teaching students of varying abilities, and the lack of appropriate teaching materials and equipment. The results of this study are compared to those from a similar study done at Eastern Kentucky University. Data obtained from the study are presented in tables and the survey questionnaire is appended. (DG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Fall Conference of the Kentucky Association of Teacher Educators (Lexington, KY, October 5, 1984).