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ERIC Number: ED059864
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 252
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Teacher Competencies and Characteristics in a Science Preservice Teacher Education Project.
Brown, William R.
Selected outcomes of two preservice teacher education programs in secondary school (7-12) science education at The Ohio State University were assessed. The project program emphasized classroom participation in urban and suburban schools prior to student teaching by enrollment in the first professional quarter (S1) immediately preceding student teaching (N=48) or in the (S2) student teaching quarter (N=46). The other program (non-project) consisted of student teaching (N=46). There were four criterion variables: (1) the preservice teachers' views of activities which should be used for science instruction in urban or suburban settings; (2) the activities the student teachers used for instruction; (3) the preservice teachers' attitudes toward and knowledge of culturally deprived students; and (4) the student teachers' personal adjustment and student-teacher relations. These conclusions were indicated: project students had higher mean scores (significant difference) on criteria (2) and (4); only the project (S1) students significantly changed their views about the type of activities which should be used in urban and suburban classes and retained or gained on these measures upon the completion of student teaching; and neither group changed significantly in attitudes toward or knowledge of culturally deprived students. (Author/PR)
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Note: Ph.D. dissertation, Ohio State University