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ERIC Number: ED083244
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 12
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Reciprocal Effects of Supervising Teacher and Student Teacher Attitudes.
Roberts, Launey F., Jr.
This study is concerned with determining from a comparison of terminal attitudes and behavior what changes, if any, occur in student and supervising teachers when they are paired according to divergent attitude scores. The Minnesota Teacher Attitude Inventory (MTAI) was administered to teacher supervisors and student teachers before the semester began to determine appropriate pairings of divergent scores. The MTAI was administered at the semester's end, along with the Purdue Student Teacher Opinionnaire and two specially prepared check sheets. The results of this study indicated the following: a) reciprocity in attitudinal effect on student teachers and supervising teachers in either direction occurred only in individual instances; b) although there were no significant changes in pre- and post-test mean scores, there were significant differences noted for individual pairings; and c) generally, neither supervising teacher attitudes nor student teacher attitudes were affected by each other. Recommendations from the study include joint presemester encounter and human relations training for both groups and in-service education programs for supervising teachers, with a greater emphasis on affective skill development. (JA)
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