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ERIC Number: ED379262
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 19
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Student Teaching "Moonlighting"...Does It Have an Impact?
Ransom, Peggy E.; And Others
This study examined the impact of "moonlighting" on student teaching and the student teachers' final evaluations. A survey of 250 student teachers at a large midwestern university found that 49 percent received supplementary income while they were student teaching. Elementary education and special education student teachers worked an average of 15 hours a week, while secondary education student teachers averaged 20 hours a week. The major reason for "moonlighting" was economic necessity. Twenty-eight percent of the student teachers earned less than $100 per month, with approximately 20 percent of respondents in each of the following categories: $100 to $199, $200 to $299, and $300 to $499 monthly. Eighty-six percent of respondents earned an A in student teaching, with 13 percent earning a B. Sixty-four percent of respondents reported that "moonlighting" did not affect their student teaching. Forty percent thought that student teaching caused extra stress and anxiety. Results are compared with findings of a 1992 study by R. Alley and M. Ballenger. Recommendations for further research are offered. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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