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ERIC Number: ED126010
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 11
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Changes in Selected Characteristics of Pre-Service Teachers Following Variable, Semi-Variable, and Non-Variable Field Experiences.
Melograno, Vincent J.
In this study 65 preservice physical education teachers were randomly assigned to a variable, semi-variable, and non-variable field experience group. All subjects completed observational, instructional, and student teaching field experiences. The variable group completed experiences in urban and suburban schools at different educational levels. Semi-variable group members completed experiences in one setting at different levels or at one level in different settings. No variety was experienced by the non-variable group. Subjects were pre- and posttested on selected personality and attitudinal factors. Significant increases were found in the degree of authoritarianism for the semi- and non-variable groups and in preference for psychomotor objectives for the semi-variable group. No changes were revealed in teaching style preference. Comparisons at the conclusion of the field experiences indicated no significant difference between groups in degree of authoritarianism, educational objectives preference, and teaching style preference. Degree of field experience variability had no effect on changes in the selected personality and attitudinal factors among preservice physical education teachers. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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