ERIC Number: ED328515
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
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Beginning Teachers' Perceptions of Their Proficiency in Teaching Skills.
Narang, Harbans L.
A study undertaken by the Faculty of Education at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan, sought to determine beginning teachers' perceptions of their own abilities in 15 teaching skills and strategies and the degree of importance of various components of the teacher education program in developing these skills. Forty-three questionnaires were returned from teachers who had graduated from the university in 1989. Data analysis showed that, as a group, the beginning teachers perceived themselves as having a high ability in 10 skills and average ability in the remaining 5 skills. They rated internship highest in terms of its contribution to the development of all skills except two. In these two skills they rated internship second. Preinternship field experiences were rated next to internship, followed by professional studies courses, subject area classes, educational psychology classes, and courses in educational foundations and educational administration. Faculty gave similar ratings to these components in the teacher education program. A listing of the university's education program requirements, a copy of the questionnaire, and tables displaying the data on the estimate of proficiency and sources of development rating scales comprise the major part of this document. (JD)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Experience Programs, Followup Studies, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Internship Programs, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Questionnaires, Rating Scales, Self Efficacy, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education Programs, Teaching Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
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