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ERIC Number: ED030417
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar-20
Pages: 42
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Transfer of Terminal: A Comparison of Two Groups of Junior College Teacher-Candidates.
Buddeke, Veronica N.
Selected students at Marymount college of Virginia were tested to discover any differences between teacher-candidates who completed their training and those who did not and to see if certain characteristics or competencies correlated with achievement. Early prediction of success or dropout, in light of the great need for teachers, is important to avoid waste of time for both faculty and students. Marymount's 2-year elementary education curriculum is described. Its aim is to "provide basic general education of students who plan to continue ... toward a degree in elementary education at a college offering teacher training. Courses have been planned so that those who desire to teach before completing their degree preparation will have the basic requirements." This study examined the relation of intellectual ability, achievement in professional courses, avocational interests, and their presence or absence in candidates. The subjects were women registered for an A.A. degree in Education for the years 1958-59 to 1962-63; comparisons were made between 33 who did and 35 who did not continue at a 4-year institution. Using data from the scores of tests and profiles from both high school and Marymount, several correlations were made; their results are shown in tables. The primary conclusion was that the College Entrance Examination Board scores related substantially to the 4-semester scholastic index in junior college. Areas for further study are recommended. (HH)
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Identifiers: Virginia