ERIC Number: ED327484
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
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Butterflies, Bugs, and Supervising Teachers.
Womack, Sid T.
This study replicated one conducted in Texas in 1979. Student teachers were asked to list the beautiful things their supervising teachers did for them as well as the things that "bugged" them. Comparison of the results of the 1979 and 1989 studies indicated that the positive factors in the relationships were very similar. Positive factors included: willingness to share, helpfulness, supportiveness, positive reinforcement, fairness, constructive criticism, sense of humor, and care. Comparison of the negative factors in the relationships indicated a more strained classroom environment in 1989. In 1979 negative criticism focused primarily on delivery of instruction, while in 1989 there appeared to be an ongoing struggle between teachers and students over behavior. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers: Positive Attitudes