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ERIC Number: ED073166
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
Pages: 4
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Beginning Teachers' Attitudes and Their Relationship to Selected Variables.
Ayers, Mary N.
A pilot study was made to: (1) examine the relationship of the Minnesota Teacher Attitude Inventory to selected variables, and (2) measure the change of attitudes of elementary education majors after one year of teaching. The MTAI was given in the senior year to a group of elementary education majors and again to the same group at the end of their first year of teaching. Changed attitudes and the direction of the reverse were noted. Other factors examined included age of participants and the type of instruction pattern of school in which the person was employed. Data from the second administration of the test revealed that the attitudes of the sample had not changed on five of the 150 statements. It appeared that those who received the largest test score gains on the second administration had been employed in schools using nongraded, individualized and/or innovative teaching methods. Age was not a determining factor. (DB)
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Minnesota Teacher Attitude Inventory