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Belief System Change in Student Teachers.
Greenstein, Jack; Greenstein, Theodore
Changes that occur within the belief systems of student teachers were investigated with respect to changes in authoritarianism, dogmatism or open/closed-mindedness, Machiavellianism, and values. Participants were 173 Central Michigan University elementary and secondary education majors. The control group consisted of 56 education majors; the experimental group, 117. The two groups were equivalent except for the experiment treatment under study--student teaching. Instruments included the California F-scale, forced-choice short form; the Rokeach Value Survey, Form E; the Mach IV Scale; and the Dogmatism scale. Following analysis of both pre- and posttest data, results indicated that students were significantly more Machiavellian at the end of the 16-week period, while a de-emphasis of personal competency values was observed. A 19-item bibliography and tabular materials are included. (MJM)
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Sponsor: Central Michigan Univ., Mount Pleasant.
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