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ERIC Number: ED013787
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Oct-19
Pages: 4
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Reference Count: 0
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THE TEACHER AND GROUP DEVELOPMENT.
O'HARE, MARY RITA
TO ASCERTAIN THEIR ATTITUDES TOWARD GROUP PROCESS, AN UNSPECIFIED NUMBER OF TEACHERS WAS ASKED TO WRITE AN ACCOUNT OF THEIR GENERAL ATTITUDES TOWARD THE PROCESS AS THEY UNDERSTOOD IT. THEY ALSO RATED THEMSELVES ON A 5-POINT SCALE, RANGING FROM STRONGLY FAVORABLE TO STRONGLY OPPOSED ATTITUDES, AND BY WHICH THE ACCOUNTS WERE GROUPED. A CONTENT ANALYSIS OF THE ACCOUNTS WAS MADE TO DISCOVER THE TEACHERS' PERCEPTIONS AND THE FREQUENCY WITH WHICH THEY WERE MENTIONED. IT WAS FOUND THAT (1) A TEACHER'S ROLE IN GROUP PROCESS WAS MOST OFTEN CITED BY TEACHERS WHO WERE NEUTRAL, OR MODERATELY OR STRONGLY OPPOSED, (2) TEACHERS WHO WERE STRONGLY OR MODERATELY FAVORABLE OR NEUTRAL CONSIDERED THE CHILD'S ROLE MOST FREQUENTLY, (3) MODERATELY AND STRONGLY FAVORABLE TEACHERS MOST OFTEN MENTIONED GROUP PROCESS AS IMPORTANT, (4) GROUP PROCESS WAS CONSIDERED SYNONOMOUS WITH GROUPING FOR INSTRUCTION BY NEUTRAL AND MODERATELY AND STRONGLY OPPOSED TEACHERS, (5) NEUTRAL AND STRONGLY OPPOSED TEACHERS MOST FREQUENTLY MENTIONED THEIR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE OF GROUP PROCESS, AND MOST OFTEN PERCEIVED A RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN GROUP PROCESS AND DISCIPLINE. IT IS CONCLUDED THAT (A) TEACHERS, DURING THEIR PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION, SHOULD HAVE GROUP PROCESS EXPERIENCE, AND (B) THEIR PERCEPTIONS AND ATTITUDES SHOULD BE MORE EXTENSIVELY STUDIED. PAPER READ AT ANNUAL CONVOCATION ON EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH (6TH, OCTOBER 19, 1965). (AW)
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