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ERIC Number: ED046965
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 59
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A Study of the Effect of the Cooperating Teacher on the Verbal Classroom Interaction of Student Teachers in Secondary English.
Mitchell, James Wayne
This study investigated the extent of the relationship between the classroom verbal behavior of the cooperating teacher and that of the student teacher to determine if the student teacher imitated the verbal classroom behavior of the cooperating teacher. Thirty-two student teachers and 32 cooperating public secondary school teachers participating in a student teaching program took part in the study, while 32 public school teachers not in the student teaching program formed a control group. Flanders' System of Interaction Analysis was used to record the verbal classroom interchange, and indirect-direct (I/D) ratios were calculated for each teacher. Correlation coefficients were computed between the I/D ratios of the three groups. Only that between the student teachers and cooperating teachers (.46) was significant (at the .01 level). A significant relationship was also found between cooperating teachers and the control teachers regarding the amount of student talk. The findings implied that cooperating teachers should be selected carefully and given orientation. (Author/DD)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, North Texas State University