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ERIC Number: ED075390
Record Type: RIE
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The Beginning Teacher Can Foster Critical Thinking.
Knight, Don A.; Wayne, Jack I.
The roles assumed jointly by a university and a school district in preparing student teachers to elicit critical thinking on the part of pupils are investigated. Twelve elementary student teachers were assigned to a suburban school district. Each student teacher worked with one cooperating teacher. Records were kept by the student teachers and cooperating teachers on all joint activities, assignments, and projects through which the student teaching and the social studies courses were correlated in an attempt to develop critical thinking skills. Eight learning activities were employed in the university curriculum and methodology course and in the student teaching seminars in an attempt to assist the student teachers in this study. Results indicated that all student teachers in pre- and posttest planning of teaching units showed a substantial increase in the number of questions they were able to write which were designed to elicit critical thinking. (Author/MJM)
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