ERIC Number: ED065492
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Determining Tendencies of College Faculty, Student Teachers, and Cooperating Teachers Toward Traditionalism or Progressivism in their Attitudes Regarding Education.
Wiley, Robert C.
This investigation was undertaken to assess and determine relationships between a college education faculty, student teachers, and cooperating teachers concerning their tendencies toward conservatism or progressivism and resultant influences upon student teachers. Instruments used to assess tendencies toward conservatism or progressivism were Kerlinger's Education Scale VI and Education Scale VII. The procedures involved a pilot study with experimental and control groups followed by the complete study. Significance of differences between group means were determined by t-tests. The study indicates that the Kerlinger instruments do distinguish degrees of conservatism or progressivism. Data indicated that the education faculty tended strongly toward progressivism, the cooperating teachers toward conservatism, and student teachers were about midway between the two. As a result of on-campus "block" courses, student teachers moved strongly toward progressivism, but regressed toward conservatism during student teaching, with regression greatest among elementary student teachers. Results of the study question the value of student teaching unless the goals of the teacher training program and the attitudes of cooperating teachers are compatible. The appendix includes Education Scales VI and VII. (Author/MJM)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
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Identifiers: Kerlinger Education Scales