ERIC Number: ED239097
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Student Teaching Program in Agricultural Education at the Ohio State University. Summary of Research.
Pfister, Jill; Newcomb, L. H.
To evaluate the student teaching program in agricultural education at The Ohio State University, university supervisors, cooperating teachers, and student teachers were asked their perceptions regarding the need for experiences and assignments and the extent to which they were accomplished. Cooperating teachers and student teachers also rated the performance of university supervisors in supervision of student teachers, and university supervisors and student teachers rated the performance of cooperating teachers. Data were collected by mailed questionnaires, face-to-face interviews, and telephone interviews. All but two experiences expected during student teaching were considered essential, and the student teachers were perceived to be adequately prepared to teach. All assignments were rated desirable except two that were rated essential. A majority of the assignments were rated as satisfactorily accomplished. Generally rated as above average, university supervisors needed more emphasis on prior evaluation of student teachers' lesson plans and service as a resource person for cooperating teachers. Cooperating teachers needed greater emphasis on feedback on lesson plans prior to teaching, evaluation of student teacher's performance, and provision for experience in adult and/or continuing education and supervised occupational experience visits. Better preparation of cooperating teachers and changes in assignments were recommended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Evaluation, Agricultural Education, Cooperating Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Student Attitudes, Student Teacher Supervisors, Student Teachers, Student Teaching, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Dept. of Agricultural Education.