ERIC Number: ED059184
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A Comparative Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Students Teaching, Interning and Micro-Team Teaching in Undergraduate Teacher Training.
Altman, Burton E.; Castek, John E.
Three types of undergraduate practice teaching environments--student teaching, interning, and micro-team teaching--were evaluated on the basis of the changes they produced in practice teachers' self-concept and openmindedness. Four instruments were administered to 121 practice teachers specializing in elementary education and to their cooperating teachers (N=69) in the fall and spring of 1970-71 academic year. The instruments were the "Minnesota Teacher Attitude Inventory"; Wrightman's "Philosophy of Human Nature"; Harvey's "This I Believe"; and a questionnaire, developed for the study, which surveyed opinions about the nature of the practice teaching environment. A separate-sample, pretest-posttest design was used; data were analyzed with analysis of variance and Chi-square techniques. Findings indicate that the micro-team teachers and interns were more openminded as a result of their experience than were student teachers. There was no significant change in the self-concept of any of the practice teachers. Since the interns were selected on the basis of higher academic achievement and personal interviews, the findings suggest that micro-team teaching provides a superior environment. (Included are a 74-item bibliography, a description of micro-team teaching, and the four instruments.) (Author/LP)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Univ., La Crosse.