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ERIC Number: ED161877
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Attitudes to Educational Issues: Development of an Instrument.
Lemke, Jay L.; And Others
To obtain a test which could be used for the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data on teachers' attitudes toward contemporary educational issues, the Attitudes to Educational Issues instrument (AEI) was developed. Statements were written in five-choice Likert format to express attitudes toward these six educational issues: (1) interdisciplinary approaches; (2) process emphasis as opposed to content emphasis; (3) behaviorist methods; (4) moral and ethical education; (5) theory based teaching; and (6) performance based education. The number of statements was reduced from 66 to 36 after preliminary testing with 265 students in an undergraduate teacher education program. Factor analyses were performed on the final instrument to verify the construction of scales and item selection. Results of the factor analysis reproduced the predefined scales to a reasonable degree. Test-retest reliability coefficients ranged from .67 to .80. Two rather global teacher attitude measures were also administered concurrently with the AEI--the Minnesota Teacher Attitude Inventory (MTAI) and the Education Scale (ES-VII). The correlation matrix of scores for the 265 subjects on the MTAI, ES-VII, and AEI was used as a preliminary indication of the independence of the six scales. Results of the various correlations and factor analyses are attached. (Author/CP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Attitudes to Educational Issues
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (61st, New York, New York, April 4-8, 1977)