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ERIC Number: ED075381
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
Pages: 6
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A Study of Field Participation and Classroom Experiences and their Effects upon the Perceptions of Prospective Teachers.
Bartos, Robert Bryan
The effects of including both field participation and classroom experience for prospective teachers in an introductory course in education at West Virginia University were compared in this study. Four groups of prospective teachers were randomly selected from a total population of 487 students. Each group consisted of 15 students--freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors--majoring in either elementary or secondary education. Five test instruments were used to measure the prospective teachers' open-mindedness, self-actualization, self-concept, relationship to students, and degree of inclusion. After pretesting, Group A was assigned field participation; Group B was given classroom experiences; Group C was assigned field participation similar to Group B; and Group D received neither field participation experiences nor classroom experiences. Posttests using all test instruments were administered. Results indicated significant trends toward a concurrent arrangement of both field experiences and classroom experiences for prospective teachers as a means of effecting perpetual changes at an earlier period in the teacher education program. (MJM)
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Note: Paper presented to the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, La., February 1973