ERIC Number: ED055032
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Educational Values Perceptions and the Student Teaching Experience: Assessing Change in Values Perceptions Which Occur for Student Teachers, University Supervisors, Cooperating Teachers and School Administrators.
Jansen, Udo; And Others
The pilot study reported investigated changes in the educational values perceptions of student teachers, university supervisors, and cooperating teachers during the spring semester of 1971 at Lincoln East High School, Lincoln, Nebraska. Subjects included 76 student teachers, 69 cooperating teachers, and 32 university supervisors. The author-developed Educational Values Perception Inventory (EVPI) was administered to all participants as a pretest and posttest. The 56 items on the EVPI were divided into six major categories: philosophy of education, role of teachers, role of students, attitudes toward evaluation of students, teaching methodologies, and curriculum content. Each item was rated by participants on a five-point Likert scale. Scores were computed for both the total test and for each of the six categories; t-tests and F-ratios were used to determine the level of significance. Comparison of pretest scores showed a significant difference between all groups; differences in posttest scores, however, were not significant. Although overall change scores from pretest to posttest were not significant for any group, the greatest amount of change was demonstrated by student teachers, who tended toward greater congruence with cooperating teachers and greater dissonance with university supervisors. All three groups were more liberal on the posttest. On the basis of data from this study, the EVPI has been revised and is being used in further studies. (RT)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Dept. of Secondary Education.
Identifiers: Educational Values Perception Inventory