ERIC Number: ED131071
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship of Student Teaching Effectiveness and Satisfaction to the Preferred and Perceived Role of the Cooperating Teacher.
Mayers, Charles D.
This study examined the effect of the student teacher's perception of and preference for the role of the cooperating teacher and the cooperating teacher's perception of his role on the student teacher's effectiveness and satisfaction with the student teaching experience. Subjects were 98 student teachers and 98 cooperating teachers. Responses were obtained from the student teachers on how they perceived the cooperating teacher performing his role and how they preferred the cooperating teacher to perform his role. Cooperating teachers were asked to indicate how they perceived their role in working with student teachers. Four descriptive models were used to gather these responses from the student teachers and cooperating teachers. Matches and non-matches of both the perception and the preference of the cooperating teacher's role were compared. A nine-point rating scale was used by the cooperating teachers to determine the student teacher's satisfaction with the student teaching experience. It was concluded that how the student teacher preferred or perceived the cooperating teacher's role, when compared to how the cooperating teacher perceived his role, did not have significant effect on how the student teacher was rated at the end of the quarter. Further, comparisons of matches and non-matches did not show any significant differences in the effectiveness of the student teacher or of his satisfaction with the teaching experience. (MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Research paper submitted to Association of Teacher Educators, 1975