ERIC Number: ED161866
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Student Teaching Concerns Before and After Student Teaching.
Morris, John E.; Chissom, Brad S.
This study had three purposes: to compare the concerns of student teachers in a full semester program with the concerns of those in an eight-week, block program; to apply a factor analytic approach to the classification of student teacher concerns; and to determine the level and direction of changes in concerns as a result of experiences during student teaching. Student teachers were administered a 69-item instrument with items scored on a Likert-type scale administered at the beginning (pretest) and end (posttest) of the semester. The following six areas of concern for student teachers were examined: (1) relationships with supervisory personnel; (2) conditions in the student teaching setting; (3) student achievement; (4) assignment to student teaching; (5) time; and (6) adequacy of preparation and classroom management. Analysis of results indicated changes in the concerns and attitudes of student teachers over the course of the teaching experience. Most notable was the lessening of concern about relationships with supervisors and more concern about the academic achievement of their students. (Authors/JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (New Orleans, Louisiana, November 8-10, 1978)