ERIC Number: ED030638
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
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A Study of the Use and Feasibility of Video-Tape Techniques in the Preparation of Secondary School English Teachers. Interim Report.
This study attempted to determine the feasibility of preparing and using video-tapes in a small college in connection with the preparation of prospective secondary school English teachers. At Knox College, Illinois, the teaching sessions of an experimental group of five student teachers were video-taped and their teaching effectiveness was compared with that of five student teachers whose sessions were not taped. Although statistical tests were not performed on the data to determine significance, an examination of course grades, the supervisory comments, and self-evaluations indicated that video-taping techniques did help students perform slightly better in student teaching. In a second part of the study, three college professors were video-taped presenting a model demonstration in teaching certain concepts. The use of the tapes for adaptation to secondary school English classrooms and for discussion purposes in the methods class indicated that even though the tape utilizing a professor as a teacher model has been used with some success in methods classes, the general principle of adapting college teaching techniques and approaches for use in secondary classrooms is not advised. (Author/LH)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Illinois State-Wide Curriculum Study Center in the Preparation of Secondary English Teachers, Urbana.