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ERIC Number: ED013251
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 1
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TEACHERS' SELF-AWARENESS AND THEIR EVALUATION OF CHILDHOOD AUTHORITY FIGURES.
SHERMAN, BARBARA; WRIGHT, BENJAMIN
A TEACHER'S SELF-EVALUATION WAS COMPARED TO HER PUPILS' EVALUATION OF HER IN ORDER TO DETERMINE AN INDEX OF TEACHER SELF-AWARENESS. THE FORTY FEMALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS TESTED THEN WERE ASKED TO FILL OUT A SEMANTIC-DIFFERENTIAL SCALE ON CHILDHOOD AUTHORITY FIGURES. IT WAS FOUND THAT THERE WAS A POSITIVE CORRELATION BETWEEN HIGH SELF-AWARENESS AND HIGH MOTHER IDEALIZATION AND HIGH SELF-AWARENESS AND MODERATE ATTITUDES TOWARDS BOTH BEST AND LEAST LIKED TEACHERS. THERE WAS A NEGATIVE CORRELATION BETWEEN FATHER IDEALIZATION AND HIGH SELF-AWARENESS. EXTREME ATTITUDES TOWARDS BEST AND LEAST LIKED TEACHERS AND HIGH SELF-AWARENESS ARE ALSO A NEGATIVE CORRELATION. IT IS SUGGESTED THAT FEMALE TEACHERS WITH A HIGH FATHER IDENTIFICATION ARE NOT ABLE TO LIVE UP TO THEIR IDEAL, NOR ARE THEY ABLE TO LIVE UP TO AN IDEAL TEACHER. WHEN A TEACHER STRONGLY DEPRECIATED HER LEAST LIKED TEACHER, IT WAS SEEN AS A PROJECTION OF HER OWN FEARS ABOUT HER OWN TENDENCIES. SUCH TEACHERS ARE LOW IN SELF-AWARENESS AS AN EGO-DEFENSE. THIS DOCUMENT APPEARED IN THE SCHOOL REVIEW, 71, SPR., 79-86, 1963. (RP)
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