ERIC Number: ED023629
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the Experimental Summer Professional Semester. June 3 - August 14, 1968.
Beasley, Wayne; Henry, Marvin
A program was initiated at Indiana State University (ISU), Terre Haute, to enable students to complete their student teaching during the summer. Twenty-four students participated in the program which provided four hours of activity daily, two to four hours of which were spent in teaching. Principles of using video tape for studying lesson presentation were taught, and the students observed themselves teaching peers before entering the regular classroom. High school student teachers spent eight weeks teaching, and junior high school student teachers spent six weeks. Subsequently, the junior high school student teachers spent additional time learning to operate the video tape recorder and preparing a report on junior high school teaching. To evaluate the summer professional semester, a questionnaire was administered to the 24 participating students and to 51 student teachers in the regular professional semester. Also, the Teacher Classroom Activity Profile (developed at ISU) was used to compare the teaching skills of the summer student teachers with those of the regular student teachers. Although it was found that certain problems inherent in the summer professional semester, the program proved feasible, and recommendations for improvement were evolved. (Appended are a list of participants and their assignments, a program description and schedule of course work, questionnaires used, and the Teacher Classroom Activity Profile.) (SG)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Indiana State Univ., Terre Haute.
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Univ., Terre Haute.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana