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ERIC Number: ED086450
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 172
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Student Teacher Changes in Beliefs and Practices Related to Teaching Elementary School Science.
King, Robert Lyle
Investigated are the influences of the university professor and the supervising teacher on the student teacher during and after the student teaching experience. The participants were 3 university professors who had taught the science methods course, 20 elementary education majors and 20 supervising teachers. A Q-Sort Deck of 65 brief statements of science teaching practices was used to identify participants' beliefs about science teaching. Two sortings were made--one before and one after the student teaching experience. A Classroom Observation Record (CORES) was designed to measure the frequency of use of science teaching practices. The supervising teacher made observations of each lesson taught. Correlation coefficients (Pearson Product-Moment Correlation) were transformed to Fisher z scores and t-tests were computed to test for differences in responses between groups. Analysis of data showed that students did move significantly away from the professors' point of view after student teaching. There was no significant change of ideas of student teachers toward those of supervising teachers. There was no significant difference between the teaching strategies used by the student teacher and the expression of beliefs about science teaching strategies by instructors and supervising teachers. (Author/EB)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, The Pennsylvania State University