ERIC Number: ED346089
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
An Investigation of the Developmental Stages of Student Teachers in the Secondary Business Education Classroom.
Baker, Clora Mae
This study was conducted to examine the developmental process of seven student teachers as they: experienced the transition from preservice teacher education student to novice teacher; learned to work with students in the secondary classroom; and became cognizant of the problems related to dealing with teachers, students, and administrators. Data were gathered through daily videotaping of student teaching, which provided a record of interactions with students; fieldnotes; student teacher journals; and on-campus seminars. Results suggest that: student teachers learned to recognize teaching as an extremely complex endeavor; on-going positive critical evaluation was needed; developmental stages occurred sequentially; a good match between student and cooperating teacher is crucial; collegial support is necessary; and business education student teachers are knowledgeable in content areas, but appear less prepared to accept the multiple responsibilities of full-time teaching. An appended table presents major concerns of each participant as identified in daily journals. (LL)
Descriptors: Business Education, Classroom Environment, Classroom Observation Techniques, Classroom Techniques, Collegiality, Cooperating Teachers, Developmental Continuity, Higher Education, Secondary Education, Student Teacher Attitudes, Student Teacher Evaluation, Student Teaching, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Student Relationship
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, April 20-24, 1992).