ERIC Number: ED155134
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
The Effects of Training for Enthusiasm on the Enthusiasm Displayed by Preservice Elementary Teachers.
Collins, Mary Lynn
Twenty preservice teachers participated in this investigation to determine whether they would demonstrate a significantly increased level of enthusiasm after a training intervention on teacher enthusiasm and maintain the increased level of teacher enthusiasm three weeks after the termination of training. Eight variables were identified as descriptors of teacher enthusiasm--vocal delivery, eye movement, gestures, movements, facial expression, word selection, acceptance of ideas and feelings, and over-all energy. Data were gathered on the variables by videotaping the experimental and control groups prior to, immedately after, and three weeks after the completion of training. Training lasted for ten days, two hours per day, in which the various indicators of enthusiasm were discussed, teaching and demonstration of enthusiasm video-taped, and microteaching lessons in public schools performed. Analyses of the posttest videotape ratings by trained observers confirm that training in teacher enthusiasm significantly increased the observable level of enthusiasm and that trainees maintained a significantly increased level of enthusiasm three weeks after training. (Author/MJB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Toronto, Canada, March 27-3l, l978).