ERIC Number: ED040154
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The 15-Minute Hour: An Early Teaching Experience. Report Series No. 23.
Newlove, Beulah W.
In response to the often-expressed need of preservice teachers for actual teaching experience, a study was conducted to assess the effect of a one-time 15-minute teaching experience on teacher trainees. It was hypothesized that this experience would help them become more concerned with their pupils than with themselves and become more aware of the difficulties involved in teaching while causing minimal disruption of school activities. Each of 23 junior-level students enrolled in this first professional education course taught for 15 minutes in a junior high school class he had never seen before with a cooperating teacher he had just met. The novice teachers were filmed while teaching. They later viewed the films of their own performance and received feedback on their performance from students and cooperating teachers. Reactions of teacher trainees to this experience indicated greater respect for the teaching profession and an increased concern with student achievement resulting from their teaching. It was also noted that classes tended to be consistent in their evaluation of the teacher trainee, and that this evaluation usually agreed with that of the cooperating teacher. (RT)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Research and Development Center for Teacher Education.