ERIC Number: ED074018
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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The Fredonia Teaching Skills Laboratory: Experimental Development of a Model. Final Report.
State Univ. of New York, Fredonia. Coll. at Fredonia. Teacher Education Research Center.
Procedures for training undergraduates in basic teaching skills were developed over 7 semesters. The training involved six individual experimental programs of a semester's duration and a follow-up study of the students in the Spring of 1970 program. The training has been given to 438 elementary education majors. The purpose of the program was to make training a basic teaching interaction skills an effective and economical procedure in the preparation of elementary teachers. In each study, the students' teaching behavior was analyzed specifically according to procedures developed and tested at the Far West Laboratory. The curriculum of skills selected for study and use in the program have been Minicourse I, Effective Questioning; Minicourse V, Tutoring in Elementary Mathematics; and Self-Guided Teaching Skills. Results indicated that the process appears to operate independently of the variables of supervisory attention, visual and written models, and large-group discussion as compared with independent study. In all experiments with the model, the behavioral changes induced appeared to be strong and positive; and with the follow-up study group, highly persistent through the period of student teaching. (A 25-item bibliography is included.) (Author/MJM)
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Fredonia. Coll. at Fredonia. Teacher Education Research Center.