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ERIC Number: ED134588
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Pages: 41
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Student Teaching Behaviors Identified by a National Jury of Cooperating Teachers as Indicators of Success in Sixteen Competency Areas.
Snider, Sarah J.; And Others
The purpose of this study was to determine what behaviors would be accepted by cooperating teachers in the public schools as indications of success in sixteen broad areas of teaching competence. In order to determine the behaviors most appropriate for judging effectiveness, a modified Delphi survey involving two contacts with the survey population in the form of Probes I and II was conducted. The jury was selected from among those most active in judging teaching competence. Behaviors suggested in Probe I responses were synthesized to form Probe II. Those statements not stated in sentences or phrases using active verbs and those that were obvious duplications were excluded from the second probe. Means and modes were derived for each suggested behavior. Those having both means and modes of five or above were selected as primary behaviors indicating success in the category for which they were suggested. Each behavior is presented in its appropriate category in rank order, preceded by its mean and followed by its mode. The volume of primary behaviors identified (1,129) renders the lists too cumbersome for actual use in a teacher education or student teaching program, but may be made more manageable in two ways: (1) by determining apparent general areas of behavior identified as being of concern to teachers, and (2) by clustering the suggested behaviors that may be called enabling behaviors or objectives to form terminal objectives. Fifteen such terminal objectives enabling behavior syntheses are presented to illustrate the simplification technique. (Author/MB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting, Association of Teacher Educators (57th, Atlanta, Georgia, February 2-5, 1977)