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ERIC Number: ED044356
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Pages: 14
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Teacher Education Centers Make a Difference.
Young, David B.
A study was conducted to determine differences in performance and attitudes between center and non-center student teachers. Those in the Teacher Education Center [University of Maryland], a cooperatively developed and administered program, were assigned not to one supervising teacher but to the center staff or a department. The study included comparative data from various center and non-center groups in several different semesters on 1) verbal interaction (Flanders System and Aschner-Gallagher thought process classification), 2) Ryan's Teacher Characteristic Scale, 3) selected categories of Medley-Mitzel OScAR, 4) self-reported teaching activities, 5) pilot secondary mathematics program, and 6) attitudes and self-perception (Child Attitude Scale, Teacher Characteristics Scale, Rokeach Dogmatism Scale, and Edwards Personal Preference Schedule). More center teachers had experience with selected media, team teaching, programed learning, and had more frequent supervisory conferences. They lecture less, have students participate more, show a higher indirect-direct ratio for overall teaching, and ask students to elaborate more frequently. They also show greater verbal understanding, stimulating and imaginative teacher behavior, emotional adjustment, and favorable attitude toward democratic pupil practices. Non-center teachers engaged in more convergent and less divergent and evaluative thinking. In the attitude studies non-center students show more significant changes on more scores. (JS)
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Note: Paper presented at annual meeting, AERA, 1970