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ERIC Number: ED076578
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
Pages: 8
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An Investigation into Student Teacher Problems during Practice Teaching.
Harrow, Thomas L.; And Others
Problem areas related to student teaching experiences were identified in this study. Weekly seminars for student teachers were held to collect data on specific problems. Fifty problems were identified and then rated according to severity by over 300 students. A correlation matrix was formed, and a component analysis was performed. As a result, items were combined according to component loadings. The components were grouped to provide a factor base. Five scales were formed: administrative, discipline, student peer, motivation, and school policy. Specific problems were identified within each scale. The results emphasized that student teachers should be provided with relevant information concerning administrative functions, discipline of students, problems of student peer groups, motivation of students, and policies of the school and school system. It was recommended that these five main problem areas be included as guidelines for curriculum development in teacher preparation programs. (A 14-item bibliography and one table of data are included.) (BRB)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 1973