ERIC Number: ED289854
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of Pre-service Teachers Enrolled in a General Methods Course with Perceptions of Micro-teaching Laboratory toward Various Components of the Experience.
Jerich, Kenneth F.
This study assessed the reactions of 39 teacher candidates toward the following components of a general methods course, "Micro-Teaching: Practice in Teaching Techniques": (1) instruction in methods; (2) pre-teaching conferences; (3) laboratory teaching; and (4) post-teaching conferences. The subjects, who were enrolled in two sections of the course, had chosen their fields of specialization in English, mathematics, science, and social studies. An analysis of the responses to the 54-item questionnaire and supervisor rating form supported the following conclusions: (1) the overwhelming majority of the subjects found the four components of the course effective and mutally supportive, although differences were found between students enrolled in the two sections of the course; (2) clarity of goals and relationships between class content and laboratory practice was found to be a problem for some topics in one or another of the two sections; and (3) the data can be interpreted as suggesting that clinical supervision was implemented and generally found to be effective in obtaining laboratory goals of reflective self-analysis. A copy of the questionnaire is appended along with comments from the subjects. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Regional Spring Mini-Clinic of the Association of Teacher Educators (Oak Brook, IL, April 25-26, 1986).