ERIC Number: ED037378
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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A Twelve Year Study of Teacher Success and Related Characteristics. Progress Report, 1960-1965.
Myers, Charles L.
A study has been designed to investigate the success of graduates in elementary education at California State College at Long Beach over a 12-year period. The population to date is 1,037 graduates who began their employment in September of each year from 1960-1963. Data was obtained from college files, teacher placement, etc., and from teacher rating scale evaluations obtained from the employing school districts at the end of each teacher's first and third (tenure) year of teaching. Major findings: School districts employing officials rate the teachers consistently in these percentile groups: 16% in 90th, 34% in 80th, 23% in 70th, 13% in 60th, 8% in 50th, and 6% in 40th (unsuccessful). There is a marked to very high correlation between the six evaluators of the teacher from the time of taking student teaching to the third year in the profession. Of the 1,037 teachers, 49% are still employed in the beginning school district; of the 528 not employed reasons given are 35% married and moved, 26% maternity, 23% personal. There is no evidence to support the ideas that: (1) a married or unmarried teacher will be more successful than the other, (2) married teachers who have had children will be more successful in the classroom, (3) a relationship exists between success and extracurricular activities with children prior to teaching. Major causes of unsuccessful teachers are lack of classroom organization, lack of pupil response and responsibility. (JS)
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Authoring Institution: California State Coll., Long Beach.
Identifiers: California State College Long Beach