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ERIC Number: ED037470
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 218
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A Study of the English Teacher Role in the Secondary School as Perceived by Student Teachers and Supervisory Teachers of English.
Beckwith, Gladys May
A specially developed 96-item English Teacher Role Inventory was used to question 52 supervisory teachers and 49 student teachers to determine (1) the kinds and amounts of agreement existing between experienced and novice teachers about the role of the high school English teacher, and (2) the ways in which males differ from females in viewing the role of the English teacher. Responses to the questionnaire, together with the results of interviews with 31 students, indicated that experienced teachers differed from student teachers in their expectations relating to out-of-classroom performance aspects of the English teacher role. Although teachers and students agreed about many of the in-class functions of the role, students showed a greater concern with contemporary social problems, an enhanced awareness of the individual, and a greater willingness to utilize new instructional materials than did supervisory teachers. Results also revealed that the men viewed the role of the English teacher differently than the women; they considered community relations and guidance work of less significance than did the females, and they were more resentful of external constraints, less aware of students, and more cognizant of subject matter concerns. (Author/MF)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Michigan State University