ERIC Number: ED261513
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Training Teachers of the Hearing Impaired: Some Preliminary Findings on the Practicum Component.
Winzer, M.; Handy, L.
The paper describes a study of the practicum experiences for 39 participants in a diploma program for education of the hearing impaired at the University of British Columbia. Students were ranked according to 59 competencies in four categories (lesson planning, communication skills, classroom climate and behavior management, and professional qualities). The interaction of age, sex, program year, and previous teaching experience with academic excellence and practicum grades was explored as well, the relationship between academic and practicum grades was examined. No statitically significant effects were found for age, prior teaching experience, or program year in relation to practicum success; no differences were found in either practicum or academic success in regard to the sex of the student. Academic grades did predict practicum success while practicum success predicted academic excellence. Results of competency rankings revealed that young teachers considered behavior management the most important item in classroom organization matters. Also ranked highly was the ability to individualize programming. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the 1985 Bi-annual National Convention of the Association of Educators of the Hearing Impaired (Milton, Ontario, Canada, August 12-14, 1985).