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ERIC Number: ED003835
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 17
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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TEACHERS' ATTITUDES OF ACCEPTANCE AND THEIR OBSERVATIONS OF CHILDREN.
PONINSKI, DONNA L.
RESULTS FROM TESTS OF TEACHER ATTITUDES TOWARD CHILDREN WERE COMPARED WITH TEACHER OBSERVATIONS OF INDIVIDUAL CHILDREN. THE MINNESOTA TEACHER ATTITUDE INVENTORY WAS ADMINISTERED TO 140 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS AS A MEASURE OF THEIR ACCEPTANCE OF CHILDREN AND A MEASURE OF THE WARMTH DISPLAYED IN THEIR ATTITUDES. TEACHERS WITH HIGH OR LOW SCORES WERE SELECTED FOR CRITERION GROUPS AND THEIR ATTITUDE SCORES WERE COMPARED WITH RECORDED OBSERVATIONS OF CHILDREN BY THESE TEACHERS. THE SEX OF THE CHILDREN UNDER OBSERVATION WAS COMPARED WITH THE SEX OF TEACHERS BY MEANS OF CHI-SQUARE TO TEST THE HYPOTHESIS THAT MORE CHILDREN OF THE OPPOSITE SEX FROM THE TEACHER WILL BE SELECTED FOR OBSERVATION THAN WILL CHILDREN OF THE SAME SEX AS THE TEACHER. THE OBSERVATIONS WERE THEN EVALUATED IN TERMS OF POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE BEHAVIOR REPORTED AS WELL AS VARIETY OF BEHAVIOR REPORTED. THE HIGH-ACCEPTANCE TEACHERS WERE COMPARED WITH THE LOW-ACCEPTANCE TEACHERS IN TERMS OF THE MEAN NUMBER OF REPORTS FOR CATEGORIES OF CHILD BEHAVIOR. THESE COMPARISONS TESTED HYPOTHESES RELATING HIGH-ACCEPTANCE TEACHERS WITH POSITIVE BEHAVIOR OBSERVATIONS AND A WIDE VARIETY OF BEHAVIOR OBSERVATIONS. NONE OF THE HYPOTHESES WERE SUPPORTED BY THE FINDINGS. (JM)
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Authoring Institution: Frederick Burk Foundation for Education, San Francisco, CA.; San Francisco State Coll., CA.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; California (San Francisco); Minnesota Teacher Attitude Inventory