ERIC Number: ED338561
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Student Teachers' Perspectives on Successful and Unsuccessful Lessons.
Taylor, Keith H.; And Others
Student teachers' conceptions of their own successful and unsuccessful lessons were recorded in journals kept during field experience. The student teachers were asked to describe both the most and the least successful lessons taught during the first 2 weeks and again during the final weeks of student teaching. Journals were separated into elementary, secondary, and special education teaching areas. Differences among the three areas were considered along with changes that occurred during the student teaching experience. Seven student teachers were enrolled in the secondary education program, 6 in the special education program grades K-12, and 11 in the elementary education program. The data suggest that lessons were considered successful when the student teachers' agenda proceeded uninterrupted, and when the pupils showed some interest in the task, materials, or lesson content. Lessons were considered unsuccessful when they did not go according to plan or when the pupils interrupted the student teachers' agendas. All the student teachers showed less concern for classroom management problems at the end of the school year than at the beginning. (LL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Western Kentucky University
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (Las Vegas, NV, February 7, 1990). Occasional broken type, best copy available.