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ERIC Number: ED056997
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 14
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The Relationship Between Satisfaction and Performance in Student Teaching.
Shapiro, Bernard J.; Shapiro, Phyllis P.
The present study explored the relationship between student teacher satisfaction with the classroom internship and the assessment of the student teacher's classroom performance by the master teacher. Subjects were 50 college women randomly selected from seniors enrolled in the teacher education program of a 4-year Catholic liberal arts college. Following the subjects' 6-week experience in an elementary public school, each of the 50 master teachers was asked to rate her student teacher's overall classroom performance as either unsatisfactory, marginal, below average, average, above average, or outstanding. Each of the student teachers was asked to respond to a 32-item questionnaire developed by Ostrecher and Aikman to measure the degree of satisfaction with the student teaching experience. Results showed that those student teachers seen as either "outstanding" or "unsatisfactory" by their master teachers are the least satisfied, while higher levels of satisfaction are characteristic of student teachers in the "average" ranges. Further, item analyses revealed that although the high performing and low performing student teachers are about equally dissatisfied with their experience, the basis for each group's dissatisfaction is not the same. It is suggested that student teaching programs should be more individualized with respect to length of experience and degree of responsibility. (RT)
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