ERIC Number: ED392789
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Are Student Teachers Acquiring the Ultimate of Field Experiences?
Singleton, Dorothy L.; Masztal, Nancy B.
The purpose of this study was to determine if preservice teachers, during their student teaching experiences, were utilizing the strategies they had learned in university methods courses, and if these strategies were being modeled by the supervising teachers. Responses were obtained from 31 preservice elementary teachers. Students responded to questions based on the following constructs: classroom management; type of assessment; experiential learning; integrative curriculum; and multicultural education. A comparison of the means of the two groups (e.g., student teachers vs. supervising teachers) was made through the use of t-tests. There was a significant difference between how the student teachers perceived their use of effective instructional strategies and what they reported they had observed being used by their supervising teachers in all areas but one. The findings of this study indicate the need for closer collaboration between university student teacher field supervisors and supervising teachers. (Contains 13 references.) (Author/ND)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cooperating Teachers, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Experiential Learning, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education, Integrated Curriculum, Multicultural Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teacher Supervisors, Student Teachers, Student Teaching, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Preservice Teachers
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Biloxi, MS, November 8-10, 1995).