ERIC Number: ED160761
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Teleconference. A Supervisory Procedure in Educational Clinical Experiences.
Henrie, Helen H.; Whiteford, Emma B.
Alternatives to the face-to-face supervision of home economics student teachers through the use of audiotapes and teleconferences were explored in this three-phase (academic quarter) study. Information was gathered about attitudes of participants toward the teleconference, changes in abilities to formulate written teaching plans, and changes in the pattern of classroom interaction when both of these changes are the focal point of feedback using normal supervisory procedure or the teleconference, and relative cost and personnel time involved in providing supervision through normal on-site procedures or the teleconference. Teaching centers to which the students were assigned were designated as control (on-site) or experimental (teleconference). Both groups received normal on-site supervision early in the quarter. Following this, each student submitted an audiotape recording of a class taught and the corresponding lesson plan. The experimental group participated in a teleconference in lieu of the second on-site visit received by the control group. Finally, all student teachers submitted a second audiotape and lesson plan. The findings revealed positive reactions to the teleconference, slight variations in lesson plans and classroom interaction between groups, and financial savings and fewer working hours with the teleconference. (JH)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Audiotape Recordings, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Research, Feedback, Home Economics Education, Lesson Observation Criteria, Lesson Plans, Methods Research, Practicum Supervision, Student Teacher Relationship, Student Teaching, Teaching Methods, Teleconferencing, Telephone Instruction
University of Minnesota, Minnesota Research Coordinating Unit, 145 Peik Hall, 159 Pillsbury Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Minnesota Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational Education, Minneapolis.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. School of Home Economics.