ERIC Number: ED052994
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
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A Study of Selected Outcomes of a Science Pre-Service Teacher Education Project Emphasizing Early Involvement in Schools of Contrasting Environmental Settings.
Sagness, Richard Lee
Two pre-service science teacher education programs, one (project) utilizing classroom experience in urban and suburban schools prior to student teaching and the other (non-project) based on methods courses and other university courses with little early classroom experience before student teaching were compared by administering questionnaires and the following instruments: Science Classroom Activities Checklist: Teacher Perceptions; Science Classroom Activities Checklist: Student Perceptions; and the Cultural Attitude Inventory. Compared with non-project student teachers, project participants had greater knowledge of culturally deprived students at the end of the first professional quarter, held less positive views of culturally deprived students and of science activities appropriate for urban schools after student teaching, and used fewer activities thought to implement the general objectives of science education. For both groups the major influence on the instructional activities used during student teaching was the cooperating teacher. Criteria that may be useful for selection of schools and cooperating teachers for student teaching experience are suggested. Appendices contain copies of all instruments and questionnaires except the Cultural Attitude Inventory. (AL)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Doctoral Dissertations, Evaluation, Program Evaluation, Secondary School Science, Student Teaching, Teacher Education, Urban Teaching
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus.