ERIC Number: ED107630
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
A Comparison of Participant Performance and Attitudes in Two Teacher Preparation Patterns.
Beal, Jack L.; And Others
This report evaluates the effectiveness of two teacher preparation patterns. Pattern A students take specified professional coursework followed by a one-quarter, full-time teaching practicum. Pattern B Students spend multiple quarters in a classroom under guidance while engaged in professional coursework. A formal assessment of teaching performance and attitudes of participants included (a) internal evaluations which examined a pattern in terms of its own stated objectives; and (b) external evaluations which compared a pattern with some outside criterion. Internal evaluations so far have taken the form of individual research projects and dissertations by graduate students. In order to obtain information pertinent to an external examination of both preparation patterns, a questionnaire was employed to evaluate all students in both programs. Based on a five-point scale, the instrument measured 11 categories of teaching effectiveness. The categories can be broadly grouped as follows: (a) professional and personal, (b) instructional preparation, (c) instructional implementation, and (d) instructional evaluation. (The study offers a section on each of the following: (a) description of the evaluation; (b) review of related studies; (c) data analysis; and (d) summary, conclusions, and recommendations. References, and appendixes including samples of the evaluation instruments, are included.) (JS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Coll. of Education.