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ERIC Number: ED051128
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 22
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Some Relationships Between Student Teachers' Perceptions of Cooperating Teachers and Changes in Student Teachers.
Leslie, Larry L.
The problem under investigation is the testing of the value of the student teacher-cooperating teacher relationship in promoting student teacher behavioral gains and the values of careful selection of cooperating teachers. The procedure used for the sorting on the major independent variable--cooperating teacher effectiveness--was to interview the student teacher at the beginning, middle, and end of his student teaching experience. The sample consisted of 50 student teachers from the University of Utah, with cooperating teachers from the Salt Lake City metropolitan area. Statistical analysis consisted of one-way analysis of variance, a few t tests, several factor analyses, and a correlation analysis. The data did not provide sufficient evidence to conclude that careful selection of cooperating teachers definitely pays dividends. Considering the severe limitations of the sample, the dissonant nature of the literature, and the methodology used in this study, further research is indicated, preferably conducted with random assignment to groups combined with pre- and post-testing. (MBM)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
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