A study of the difficulties of student teachers and beginning teachers as a basis for improvement of teacher education with particular reference to Appalachian State Teachers College

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NATURE AHD 800PB OP SPECIFIC TYPES OP UNSOLVED STUDEHT-TEACHER DIFFICULTIES AS REPCRTBD BY SUPERVZSING TEACHERS AT THE END OP STUDENT TEACHING. . .................. . . . . . . . 367

XXX. NATURE AND SCOPE OP MAJOR TYPES OP UNSOLVED 8TUDfflf»TEA0H8;a DIFFICULTIES AS REPORTED BY SUPERVISING TBAGH.iR8 AT THE END OP STUDENT TEACHING. .............

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XXXII. HATtJHE ASS) SCOPE OF KAJOR TYPES ODIEIXCkTEACHER DIFFICULTIES AS KIES TEACHERS AT THE SEC CF THE TEACHIRS. . . . . . . . . . . .

OF BHSOLVED BE* KKfORTSD BY BESIK* FIRST TEAR 07 . . . . . . . . . 870

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Includes inability to agree with and failure to adjust to the demands &t supervisors or admini­ strators} problem of antagonising supervisor or administrator, out failure to got constructive eritieIsasJ and lath of supervisory aad admini­ strative assistance# £• Difficulties Belated to the ffc^hlag Assignment# Includes difficulties pertaining to teacher load, teaching out of field, and other difficulties re* latod to the aaal&amiSEit# Difficulties Belated to the Community Snrironaient and Relationships A* Difficulties Involving hiving Renditions* Includes poor living conditions, failure to secure or find living accomodations in community in which teaching, cost of living accomodations, and trans­ portation to and from school* §* Difficulties Involving the Social, Religious, and Recreational Activities ef the Teachers* Include3 lack of wholesome recreational activities, failure to take part in or restricted from social life of the eewBMuaity, religious intolerance, and lack of religious opporlnmities*

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0^ Difficulties Involving the Interest or lack of Interest of the Ce*n»a*alty la ltd School# Includes tendency of eitlsena to criticise school* school dominated toy pressure groups* lack of community Interest la welfare of the teachers* cad ever*solicitation of teachers for contributions. It rill too acted la the preceding outline that do* script!ve statements taken from the original data are uaed to describe or define the nature of each type of difficulty, fheae deflnltlone vert Included In order to provide a bade for interpreting finding# growing out of a quantitative analy­ sis of the data* In all* SI specific types of difficulties were defined and classified under three general areas* Of these 8S specific types of difficulties, 17 were identified as toeing related to the personal characteristics of student teachers and beginning teachers and appear in the outline under three major headings, namely*

(1) deficiencies In

professional attitudes and traits? (ft) personal deficiencies and handicapsj and (I) deficiencies In general teaching personality* fhipty*five specific types of difficulties were associated with the general area of difficulties related to the Instructional activities of student teachers and begin* nlng teachers and, these M specific- difficulties were Classified as 11 major types of difficulties* these 11 major headings were*

(1) difficulties Involved in planning and

organising learning activities, materials, and procedures? ($) difficulties related to general Instructional techniques?

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educational habits and skills la pupils* (8) difficulties involved la evaluating pupil growth and uiilimmt! (4) difficulties la elaasveo* Masgsaantf (f) difficulties n » lated to pupil control aaA guidance* (8) difficulties la* velved la directing extra-curricular u l M k i u i (8) diffi­ culties n U M

to professional growth and improvement* (10)

lUntslttM growing oat of relationships with adult associates* aaA (11) difficulties related to tha teaching asaignnent. Tha third goaaral area, difficulties ralatod to tea OBOaunalty environment aad relationships of atudaat teach­ ers aad beginning teachers, aoatalaaA throo types of diffi* eulties* Thaw were*

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Altleasl (8) dlffloultlaa Involving the social, religious# and ravreatlonal activities of tea teachers* and (8) diffi­ culties Involving tea lntorast or leak of interest of tha nemaaotiositfejp tvi Ift*' tea preceding outline reveals a wide mage of major and specific types of Aiffieultles anoeuntored by student teaehere aaA beginning taaahara* tease data are store reveal* ing, however* in the extent to whieh aajor and epeoifio types of Aiffieultles earn eneountered by student teaehers and be* fc*a0h®r«d Table V shfi»s the extent to whieh speoifio types of difflsttltlea were enoounteroA by student teaehers* In this table* emphasis is placed on presenting an over*all picture

10* *f the dlfflaaltiea encountered by atadent teacher*} and the finding# are based, therefore, on the ecabined frequency of til difficulties encountered by student teacher* ti report** by b«tb itadent teeahera and bhtlr aupervUlng teacher*.

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