ERIC Number: ED257808
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Trainee Behaviors in Mainstreamed Classrooms During an Extensive Pre-Student Teaching Practicum.
Koch, Norman E.
A study examined the behaviors exhibited by 17 teacher trainees with elementary school pupils identified as having special learning problems. These teacher student relationships were examined during a twice-weekly practicum and one full week of full-responsibility teaching. The trainees provided self-report data on specified behaviors and open-ended data on feelings, successes, and problems. The trainees were observed during the course of the study, their teaching behaviors and interactions were assessed, and their planning and assessment strategies were monitored by the investigator and an independent observer. Summaries are provided of various techniques used by the trainees in their attempts to enhance the academic achievement of exceptional students. A description is given of the settings in which the trainees worked, the kinds of handicapping conditions they dealt with, and the specific planning requirements they were asked to meet. Extensive quotations from the participants are used to highlight the problems they faced, how they dealt with them, their feelings about their relationships with the pupils, and their interpretations of successes and failures. A discussion of the findings includes suggestions for future research. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Study supported by funds from Teaching Research Division, OSSHE, and by OSU/WOSE School of Education Specialized Training of Regular Educators Grant.