ERIC Number: ED223565
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Student Teaching: A Review.
Griffin, Gary A.; And Others
A review is presented of research on student teaching. This review focuses on student teaching as the experience of a basic triad (student teacher, cooperating teacher, and university supervisor) embedded in several overlapping contexts. In the first section, literature is reviewed that deals with demographic characteristics, teacher concerns, self-concept and self-esteem, empathy, interest in people, scholastic aptitude, cognitive levels of processing, and flexibility and creativity of student teachers, cooperating teachers, and university supervisors. In the second section, general constraints determining who may fill each of the roles in the triad are examined. This section focuses on preparatory experiences, training, and selection of student teachers, university supervisors, and cooperating teachers. Literature on the roles and functions of cooperating teachers and university supervisors is examined along with research studies about the cooperating teacher's role in socializing the student teacher and influencing the development of teacher behaviors. In the closing section, contextual influences impinging upon and coloring the student teaching experience are reviewed. This section includes some consideration of the university or teacher training institution together with the public schools involved in student teaching. Literature about links of home and parents to the schools, as a general source of influence upon student teaching, are also examined. Throughout the review, specific topics in need of research are highlighted, and broad issues, such as key methodological problems and promising areas of inquiry, are discussed. Lists of 22 reference notes and 120 references are included. (JD)
Descriptors: Academic Aptitude, Cognitive Processes, Cooperating Teachers, Educational Research, Higher Education, Individual Characteristics, Individual Differences, Interaction, Interpersonal Competence, Interprofessional Relationship, Preservice Teacher Education, Self Concept, Student Teacher Supervisors, Student Teachers, Student Teaching, Teacher Role, Teaching Experience
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Research and Development Center for Teacher Education.