ERIC Number: ED292766
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Micro-teaching as a Model for Teacher Education Preparation: Evaluating the Effects of the Curricular Component, Classroom Instruction, within a General Methods Micro-teaching Approach.
Jerich, Kenneth F.
This study identified strengths and weaknesses of the components in the general methods course, "Micro-teaching: Practice in Teaching Techniques", prior to a curriculum reorganization. The course included four basic components: (1) classroom instruction; (2) laboratory pre-conference; (3) laboratory teaching practice; and (4) laboratory post-conference. The classroom instruction component featured two basic categories of teaching skills, interaction patterns or methods, and strategies for planning the content of lessons. The laboratory components featured weekly micro-teaching experiences where the techniques learned during the classroom component were practiced. The strengths and weaknesses of the components were assessed in terms of preservice teacher perceptions regarding the four components of the program as measured by an especially developed rating instrument. Descriptions are given of the program, the research methods used in the evaluation, and the measurement instrument. An analysis of the responses of the 88 study participants is presented, as well as a summary of the issues raised by the evaluation. (JD)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Instructional Improvement, Measurement Techniques, Methods Courses, Microteaching, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Evaluation, Research Methodology, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Skills
Office of Student Teaching, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL 61920 ($7.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A