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ERIC Number: ED141305
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
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Teacher Perceptions of and Reactions to Field Based Programs in Early Childhood, Elementary, and Middle School Education at the University of Georgia, 1973-74.
Elmore, Randy F.; Cromartie, Sue W.
During the school year 1973-1974 the Division of Elementary Education at the University of Georgia had undergraduate programs involving field work in 13 schools. The schools were divided into three categories: centers for competency based teacher education, field experience centers, and teacher corps centers. These programs required the assignment of teams of professors and students to local elementary schools for work with classroom teachers and pupils. A survey was conducted on the classroom teachers' perceptions of and reactions to the field based programs. This report presents an analysis of the survey results. Response to the survey indicated the following reactions: (1) teachers perceived the field-centered programs to be beneficial and well operated; (2) teachers felt the programs benefited pupils in that greater individualization of learning was possible and that teachers themselves were frequently stimulated by the presence of college personnel; (3) students enjoyed their field-based contacts and experiences; (4) on the whole, classroom teachers felt that student teachers frequently taught well and related well to pupils. Four appendixes included in this report contain sample questionnaires given to teachers for evaluation and tables giving responses to individually observed student teacher behaviors. (JD)
Descriptors: Competency Based Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Educational Programs, Elementary Education, Field Experience Programs, Middle Schools, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Evaluation, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Education, Teaching Experience, Teaching Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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