ERIC Number: ED326531
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
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Preservice Teachers' Perceptions of Teacher Effectiveness.
Shelton, Aubrey W.; Draper, Nancy M.
This study sought to determine if preservice teachers perceived that state-mandated teaching competencies were important and if they felt competent in these mandated areas. The subjects were 313 preservice teachers enrolled in elementary education at Mississippi State University and Florida State University in the spring of 1989. The subjects responded to a survey instrument developed by the researchers to identify the preservice teachers' perceptions of teacher effectiveness. The teaching competencies from both Mississippi and Florida evaluation modules were used to develop the survey instrument. Results indicated that the preservice teachers perceived items pertaining to planning, classroom instruction, and school environment to be important and that they felt competent on these items. They perceived the teaching competencies included in the states' evaluation instruments to be important and also felt competent on these items. A recommendation is made for similar longitudinal studies to be conducted prior to any field-based experience, after 20 hours of field-based experience, after student teaching, and after completion of one year of teaching experience. Five pages of tables displaying the data are included. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, November 13-16, 1990).