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ERIC Number: ED086681
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Pages: 35
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A Comparison of Anxiety Levels of Student Teachers Prior to Student Teaching Under Performance Based and Other Types of Preparation.
McMillion, Martin B.
This study a) compared the anxiety levels of three groups of student teachers just prior to and immediately following the student teacher experience and b) ascertained whether or not the concept of student teaching changed in pleasantness during the teaching experience. Two groups of students (N=36, N=15) were instructed through traditional teacher education methods courses while one group (N=11) was taught by performance-oriented methods courses. All groups were administered a semantic differential test having "pleasant" at one end and "unpleasant" at the other end. Results show that a) prior to student teaching, the performance-oriented group viewed the concept with less pleasantness than the other two groups, although not significantly; b) all groups were equally relieved to have completed student teaching; c) the feeling toward the completed student teaching experience was uniform for all groups; and d) the performance-oriented group showed a large gain on the mean score of pleasantness during the student teaching experience. (The report presents nine tables of statistical data. The appendixes include a sample questionnaire and pre- and post-test instructions.) (BRB)
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Sponsor: Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg. Dept. of Education.
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