ERIC Number: ED200592
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Study Of Teacher Concerns Within The Teacher Corps Program.
Cooperstein, Rhonda Ann
In examining the relationship between teaching experience and concerns of teachers, it has been generally assumed that the experienced teacher will be less concerned about self and more concerned about student achievement than the teaching intern. The Teacher Concerns Checklist and the Teaching Anxiety Scale submitted to Teacher Corps personnel were designed to explore the developmental progression of teacher concerns and the effect of anxiety on this progression. It was discovered that both experienced teachers and teacher interns considered student achievement their primary concern. However, the self concerns of interns were not as high as expected. In analyzing this result, it is pointed out that Teacher Corps interns are required to have a higher academic degree than most preservice teachers, and because of the nature of Teacher Corps committments, they are inclined to have more advanced concerns than other teacher trainees. A copy of the Checklist and selected items from the Teaching Anxiety Scale used in the study are appended to this report. (JD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Anxiety, Inservice Teacher Education, Internship Programs, Personality Traits, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Self Esteem, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Influence, Teacher Interns, Teaching Experience
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: SRI International, Menlo Park, CA.
Identifiers: Teacher Concerns Checklist; Teacher Corps; Teaching Anxiety Scale
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April, 1981).