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ERIC Number: ED029818
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Videotape Project.
Shelton, Aubrey Wayne
A study was devised to test two null hypotheses, that there would not be significant differences between two groups of education majors both in attitude change as measured by the Minnesota Teacher Attitude Inventory (MTAI), toward children and school work and in knowledge achievement when one group observed supplementary video tapes of classroom activities for an educational psychology course and the other did not. Two sections of a one-semester educational psychology course given prior to student teaching were selected to serve as experimental (N=32) and control (N=31) groups. Both groups completed a precourse intelligence test, and a pre- and posttest in educational psychology, and a pre- and postcourse attitude inventory (MTAI). The experimental group was taught by conventional methods supplemented with video tapes of classroom activities, and the control group was taught by conventional methods only. Analysis of covariance (used to compensate for significant pretest differences) showed no significant differences between the experimental and control groups in attitude change or in achievement level, supporting both null hypotheses. (Included are a 12-item bibliography and a review of literature concerning attitudinal changes of prospective teachers, instructional television, and observation in teacher training.) (SM)
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Sponsor: Mississippi State Univ., State College. Bureau of Educational Research.
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA.