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ERIC Number: ED054155
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 282
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An Assessment of Objectives for Special Methods Courses for the Subject Areas of English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.
Bradley, Banks Thurston
The study undertook two tasks: (1) The selection of statements of objectives for special methods courses in English, mathematics, science, and social studies by a review of the literature for the past 15 to 20 years; (2) An assessment of the opinions of college instructors of special methods courses, college supervisors of student teachers, supervising teachers of student teachers, and secondary school administrators relative to the objectives considered in the selection and organization of content for the special methods courses. An 102-objectives questionnaire was mailed to 32 special methods instructors, 38 college supervisors, 62 supervising teachers, and 47 administrators; a total of 156 questionnaires was returned, 144 of these being usable. The major findings of the study were: (1) Teacher education programs and special methods course requirements were considered less than adequate by all except some of the supervising teachers; (2) The relationship of special methods courses with student teaching was considered less than adequate by all except administrators; (3) The respondents tended to agree with the objectives; (4) Several differences occurred in rank order position of the objectives; and (5) The chi-square test indicated a tendency for the response patterns of the four groups to be divergent. (Author/DB)
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Note: Ed. D. Dissertation, Indiana University