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ERIC Number: ED366593
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Feb
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
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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)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: 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).