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ERIC Number: ED354230
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Pages: 46
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Perceptions of Preservice Teacher Efficacy.
Walker, Linda
The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a significant difference in the perceptions of student teachers' efficacy as measured by themselves, their cooperating teachers, and their university supervisors. A self-constructed instrument containing 30 items related to student teacher competencies was used for this evaluative measure. The sample consisted of 24 student teachers, 25 classroom teachers, and 8 university supervisors who completed surveys for the 34 student teachers enrolled during spring semester 1992. Several demographic areas were considered, but the area of interest was type which differentiated between the three groups listed above. One-way analysis of variance showed significant differences among the three types for the following items: using a variety of teaching methods, attending to routine tasks, demonstration of warmth and friendliness, evaluation of pupil progress, following school policies, maintaining accurate pupil records, and conferencing with parents. This study introduces a longitudinal study employing the instrument to measure perceptions of student teacher efficacy with future groups. Potential uses of the data include program modifications and/or additions as needed for specific competencies. Appendices include: Mississippi Teaching Competencies; the demographic survey instrument; and a oneway analysis of variance for item by type. (Contains 28 references.) (LL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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