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ERIC Number: ED419806
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr-17
Pages: 5
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The Role of Perspective Taking in Video Case Analysis by Preservice Teachers.
Rand, Muriel K.
This study examined the role that perspective taking played in preservice teachers' perceptions and analysis of a video teaching case. Participants were 84 preservice teachers from various course levels (introductory courses, methods courses, and student teaching courses). The preservice teachers were asked to take the perspective of either the teacher or a student while watching a video case of a classroom science lesson. Next, they rated the teacher and discussed four factors influencing their rating (teacher's personality, teaching methods, classroom management, and student variables). Results indicated that changes in presentation method of teaching cases could affect the analysis of a case. There were no main effects for condition. There were significant effects for course level and for the interaction. Participants at the student teacher level rated the teacher significantly lower than did students in the other two levels. There were no differences between the students in the other two course levels. There were differences between student-perspective and teacher-perspective conditions. Participants in the student condition used more teacher personality, classroom management, and student variables to determine their ratings than participants in the teacher condition. The teacher-perspective participants used teaching methods variables more to determine their ratings. (Contains 9 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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