ERIC Number: ED137270
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Autobiography as an Enhancement of the Relationship Between Student and Cooperating Teacher.
Morra, Frank, Jr.
The student teaching experience often creates affective friction between the student and his supervisor which may have debilitating effects on the student's self-image and ultimate performance in the teaching role. This study reports on the formal evaluation of a technique (developed at Clark University) of sharing personal biography which aimed at building self-image, developing bonds of solidarity, and improving in-class performance. Matched treatment and comparison groups of 10 pairs each of students and teachers were administered FIRO-B and COPE, pre and post. Student in-class performance was also rated by disinterested observers at the same times. The results support the effectiveness of the treatment in meeting its goals. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting, American Educational Research Association (New York, New York, April 4-8, 1977)