ERIC Number: ED347998
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
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Media Competencies for Pre-Service Secondary Education Teachers: Teaching Discipline and Competency Selection.
Jensen, Edward A.
This study was designed to determine the instructional media competencies that inservice teachers of secondary education teaching disciplines recommend for preservice teachers in their discipline. A total of 975 questionnaires were sent to secondary school teachers in each of 13 disciplines in 25 randomly selected schools in Hawaii Oregon, and Utah. Four hundred sixteen questionnaires (47%) were returned. Analyses of the data support the following conclusions: (1) the teaching discipline influences recommendations by inservice teachers for instructional media competencies to be included in preservice teacher education programs; (2) the teaching discipline influences the perceived value of instructional media use in the classroom; (3) the perceived value of instructional media use influences recommendations for instructional media competencies; and (4) there are competencies that are common to all secondary education teaching disciplines as well as competencies that are unique to individual disciplines. Three recommendations are derived from the results of the study: (1) instructors of teaching discipline methods courses and instructors of instructional media should jointly design and develop learning activities to provide preservice teachers with the recommended competencies for their discipline; (2) specific learning activities should be developed that will enhance the preservice teacher education students' perception of the value of using instructional media; and (3) state teaching certification requirements should be written to require evidence that secondary education teachers have both general instructional media competencies and specific skills significant to their teaching disciplines. A list of the 56 instructional media competencies studied and four data tables are included as well as a copy of the questionnaire. (69 references) (BBM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Note: In: Proceedings of Selected Research and Development Presentations at the Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology and Sponsored by the Research and Theory Division; see IR 015 706.