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ERIC Number: ED219355
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Quantity of Professional Education Coursework Linked with Process Measures of Student Teaching.
Denton, Jon J.; Lacina, Lorna J.
This study was conducted to determine differences between: (1) supervisors' ratings of instructional competencies of education majors and non-education majors in a semester of student teaching; and (2) evaluations by education majors and non-education majors of their morale during a student teacher program. Data were collected during one semester from 82 student teachers and their supervisors participating in a competency based program for secondary level teachers. University supervisors were required to evaluate their student teachers on two scales. One rated the instructional effectiveness of the student teacher, while the other rated two curricular units developed and implemented by the student teacher. All student teachers completed "weekly reflection sheets," providing information on their activities and their feelings of confidence or lack of confidence for each week. Findings revealed that non-education majors were rated significantly higher on instructional competencies during the first curricular unit, although this trend reversed itself during the second unit. Differences in morale ratings between the groups were minor, and both groups displayed a common pattern; there was a drop in morale about 2 weeks into the experience, followed by a subsequent rise in self confidence. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
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