ERIC Number: ED234025
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Student Teaching and the Commonplaces of Schooling.
Griffin, Gary A.
A study examined the degree to which certain school phenomena are reported by participants as concerns or activities during their student teaching experience. Particular concerns dealt with included student teachers' problems with curriculum planning, instructional decision making, instructional materials, student assessment and evaluation, student organization and grouping, and classroom management. These findings are part of a larger study by the Research and Development Center for Teacher Education at Austin, Texas, of the student teaching experience from the points of view of the student teacher, cooperating teacher, and university supervisor. Student teacher concerns were gathered from transcripts of supervisory conferences, and journal entries. Based on the study findings, a profile of the typical student teacher shows that their major concern is with daily lesson plans and that little attention is paid to long-range planning, student assessment, or grouping. Concern is expressed about the quality of the student teaching experience, and recommendations are made for improvement. (JMK)
Descriptors: Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Higher Education, Instructional Development, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Student Teachers, Student Teaching, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Improvement, Teaching Experience
Research & Development Center for Teacher Education, Education Annex 3.203, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Research and Development Center for Teacher Education.