ERIC Number: ED340066
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
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The Image of the Teacher in Film.
Epstein, Yakov M.; And Others
A study examined the way teachers have been portrayed in nine films spanning a 50-year time period. Thirty-seven teachers attending a graduate education course completed a 27-item questionnaire to rate each of nine films. Results indicated that although the teachers portrayed in the films were distinctly different from each other, overall, the teachers were portrayed as earnest and dedicated, but poorly trained, inept, rebellious, and dull. Findings suggest that viewers would neither emulate these teachers nor be inspired by them to become teachers. (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Film Genres
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (99th, San Francisco, CA, August 16-20, 1991).