ERIC Number: ED021776
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967-Aug-25
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The Effectiveness of Videotaped Practice Teaching Sessions in the Preparation of Elementary Intern Teachers. Final Report.
Kallenbach, W. Warren
To extend previous research findings on the effectiveness of microteaching techniques, all 40 candidates in the 1967 San Jose State College summer elementary intern teaching program were randomly divided into 2 groups. Both groups had the same program except that 1 participated in an off-campus observation and teaching program; the other participated in an on-campus microteaching program. Five-minute pre- and postsummer lesson excerpts were video tape-recorded for each of the candidates. These were judged independently by each member of 2 independent teams of trained evaluators using the Stanford Teacher Competence Appraisal Guide and the Instrument for the Observation of Teaching Activities. A similar field follow-up assessment was made of each intern teacher in the fall and spring. No significant differences between the 2 groups appeared at the end of the summer or developed in the assessments during the school year, indicating that a microteaching program, while saving time for staff and interns (80% in this study), can be just as effective as a regular student teaching program. Judges' findings were found to be moderately but significantly correlated with some exceptions. Included are 4 statistical data tables, the rating measures used (14 pages), a description of the microteaching program, and a 29-item bibliography. (JS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: San Jose State Coll., CA.