ERIC Number: ED366593
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Beginning Teacher Perceptions of Parent Role in Education Setting.
Fero, George J.; Bush, Betty J.
The purpose of this study is twofold: (1) to identify beginning teachers' perceptions of the role parents play in their children's education; and (2) to investigate the congruency of beginning teachers' perceptions with information presented in teacher education courses. A survey, completed by 178 second- and third-year teachers in Missouri, suggests that the role of parents is for the most part congruent with what is being taught in preservice teacher education; that concerns of beginning teachers change by the second year of teaching; that beginning teachers are not intimidated by parents, but rather look forward to the first parent conference; and that a relationship exists between grade levels taught and perceptions of parental involvement. Based upon research findings it is recommended that a longitudinal study be conducted to measure differences in perceptions between preservice teachers at graduation and novices upon completion of 2 years of teaching. (LL)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Beginning Teachers, Education Courses, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Literature Reviews, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Experience, Theory Practice Relationship
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers: Idealization; Perceived Reality
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (74th, Atlanta, GA, February 12-16, 1994).