ERIC Number: ED025425
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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Selected Characteristics of Beginning Science and Mathematics Teachers in Georgia.
Carter, Jack Caldwell
One hundred fifty-seven first year science and mathematics teachers were randomly selected from the population of beginning teachers in Georgia for the school years 1965-66 and 1966-67. Instruments used for data collection were the "Classroom Observation Record (COR),""Pupil Observation Survey (POSR),""Bills Index of Adjustment and Values (IAV),""TERP Attitude Scale,""Ryans' Teacher Characteristics Schedule (TCS),""The Teacher Practices Questionnaire (TPQ)," and the "Georgia Study of Beginning Teachers Questionnaire." Male teachers scored significantly higher in strict control and emotional stability than female teachers. Females scored significantly higher on the responsible, businesslike factor and the stimulating, imaginative factor. In general, female teachers considered teaching earlier, as a career, teaching was more often their first choice for a vocation, and they were more satisfied with their preparation than their male counterparts. Comparisons were also made between science and mathematics teachers and are reported in the study. (BC)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Doctoral Dissertations, Mathematics Teachers, Personality Studies, Science Teachers, Teacher Characteristics
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Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens.
Identifiers: Bills Index of Adjustment and Values; Georgia; Ryans' Teacher Characteristics Schedule; TERP Attitude Scale