ERIC Number: ED113356
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Oct-17
Reference Count: 0
Guide for a Student Teacher Training Program.
Patterson, Billy J.
The purpose of this practicum was to provide a planned procedure for the student teacher training program at Schertz Elementary School during April and May of the 1973-74 school year. The preceding teacher training program contained an excessive number of weaknesses, primarily involving lack of direction for the student teacher and lack of self-evaluation procedures. It was hypothesized that a set of guidelines could improve the efficiency of this program. These guidelines were designed to give th e desired direction wihtout hindering the initiative and creativity of those involved. Evaluation of this practicum was based on three sources of information. First , cooperating teachers were asked to compare the student teacher training program before and after the guidelines were put into use. Second , questionnaires about the guidelines were answered by all participants. The third source of information involved observation by the author, including analysis of checklists provided within the framework of guidelines, as well as observation of participants in action. Increased efficiency and effectiveness were indicated by all three sources; the practicum was, therefore, deemed successful. (Author/BD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Education (Nova University)