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ERIC Number: ED011856
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Aug
Pages: 365
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Reference Count: 0
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A STUDY OF THE ATTRIBUTES OF APPLICANTS TO NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION SUMMER INSTITUTES IN 1964.
BERGER, RAYMOND M.
CHARACTERISTICS OF APPLICANTS TO SUMMER INSTITUTES FOR SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS TEACHERS SPONSORED BY THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION ARE EXAMINED TO DETERMINE CHARACTERISTICS WHICH DISTINGUISH BETWEEN SUCCESSFUL AND UNSUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS. APPLICATION FORMS OF ALL ACCEPTEES AND UP TO TWICE AS MANY REJECTEE FORMS, SELECTED AT RANDOM FROM EACH INSTITUTE, WERE CLASSIFIED ACCORDING TO (1) LEVEL OF THE APPLICANT'S TEACHING ASSIGNMENT, (2) TYPE OF INSTITUTE (SEQUENTIAL OR UNITARY), (3) PREPARATION LEVEL PREREQUISITE TO ADMISSION, AND (4) SEX. PERCENTAGES, STANDARD DEVIATIONS, AND CHI-SQUARE WERE USED TO INTERPRET DATA RELATED TO APPLICANT'S PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS, (2) EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND, (3) PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES, (4) TEACHING EXPERIENCE, (5) TEACHING SCHEDULE, AND (6) CERTIFICATION STATUS. FINDINGS WERE COMPARED WITH THOSE OF SIMILAR STUDIES CONDUCTED DURING 1957 AND 1960. SELECTION OF PARTICIPANTS WAS STRONGLY INFLUENCED BY THE APPLICANT'S UNDERGRADUATE MAJOR AND GRADES. PROBABILITY OF ACCEPTANCE WAS ALSO POSITIVELY INFLUENCED BY PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES, HIGHEST DEGREE EARNED, GRADUATE GRADES, AND TEACHING ASSIGNMENT. PREVIOUS INSTITUTE ATTENDANCE WAS OFTEN A REASON FOR REJECTION IN UNITARY TYPE INSTITUTES. A DETAILED SUMMARY OF DATA USED IN THE STUDY IS INCLUDED IN A SEPARATE APPENDIX. (AG)
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Authoring Institution: Psychometrics Consultants, Los Angeles, CA.
Identifiers: California (Los Angeles); CORPORATION FOR ECONOMIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH; NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION; SCIENCE RESEARCH ASSOCIATES