ERIC Number: ED021761
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Use of the Semantic Differential Technique to Measure Prospective Elementary School Teacher Attitude Toward Mathematics and Other Subjects. Final Report.
Kane, Robert B.
The first objective of this research was to compare the attitudes of prospective elementary school teachers toward mathematics and three other areas-- language arts, science, and social studies--as academic disciplines and as future teaching areas. The second objective was to test the predictive validity of congruity theory when applied to Ss and concepts from elementary education. The third objective was to study semantic differential (SD) factor structure for the educational concepts and Ss studied. The final objective was to describe the locations in semantic space of the meaning of each concept studied and to describe any cluster patterns among these meanings. Subjects in this study were prospective elementary school teachers on whom substantial efforts had been expended to enhance their mathematical sophistication. Each of the four sections of this report deals with those aspects of the research which bear on one of the objectives listed above. (RP)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Purdue Research Foundation, Lafayette, IN.
Identifiers: Indiana; Purdue University IN