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ERIC Number: ED132153
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Oct-29
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Attitudinal Changes Pre-to-Post on the Evaluation of Program Requirement Prerequisites to the Student Teaching Experience.
Fletcher, Richard K., Jr.; Dotson, James R.
This study investigated student satisfaction with their teacher education courses and student teaching experiences. Subjects were student teachers at Tennessee Technological University during the fall of 1973 through winter 1976. An Opinionnaire was administered prior to and immediately following the student teaching experience which solicited responses to three major types of questions: (1) To what extent were specific course offerings seen as valuable to teaching? (2) To what extent was the instruction in those courses effective? and (3) To what extent did the student feel he possessed specific understandings and skills identified as objectives of those courses? Analysis of the data revealed that student teachers' perceptions of their teacher education courses and experiences significantly changed after the student teaching experience. A pattern in the responses emerged that demonstrated that the student teachers tended to rate the items relating to the instruction and value of their courses lower after the student teaching experience and that they rated perceptions relating to their understanding of their professional areas and skills considerably higher after the student teaching experience. (MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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