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ERIC Number: ED229364
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr-11
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Education Curricula: Perceptions of First-Year Teachers.
Page, Jane; And Others
A research study of 300 Georgia first-year school teachers sought: (1) to identify first-year teachers' perceptions of their undergraduate education curricula; (2) to determine whether significant differences in perceptions exist among groups of first-year teachers categorized on the basis of background information; and (3) to determine which variables are most predictive of first-year teachers' decisions to continue as classroom teachers. A survey containing both controlled-choice and open-ended items was the basis for the study's results. Three statistical procedures were used in analyzing the data. Major findings include: (1) A large majority of Georgia first-year teachers are female (87.1 percent), white (89.2 percent), and in their early 20s (66 percent); (2) A majority of the subjects (63.2 percent) plan to remain as classroom teachers; (3) A large majority (at least 80 percent) of teachers perceived their preparation as good or excellent in 10 specific areas; and (4) Females', Blacks' and young teachers' perceptions of certain aspects of their preparation were significantly more positive than were perceptions of males, whites, and older first-year teachers. Thirteen tables are appended. (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Georgia Southern Coll., Statesboro.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Georgia
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Montreal, Canada, April 11, 1983). Funded by the Faculty Research Committee.