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ERIC Number: ED077891
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-May
Pages: 26
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The Effect of Instruction Upon Student Beliefs and Behavior. A Follow-Up Study of Some Graduate Degree Candidates Between 1969 and 1972.
Parker, Herbert S.
This pilot study was initiated with the assumption that present teacher education fails to prepare enrollees for carrying out classroom instructional responsibilities. Its purpose was to determine the effect of specific training of teachers upon a) their instructional philosophy and behavior and b) the reasons, as perceived by the graduate student, for any conflict between the two. One hundred and forty students were contacted to answer an opinionnaire; and 40 percent responded. They were asked questions on their present instructional philosophy and opinions of educational procedures. Results were compared with all propositions set forth in the instructional goals of their course; a median of 87 percent of the respondents supported all these propositions. Responses to questions describing student behavior were compared with the statements of their beliefs, and it was found conflict did exist in all designated areas. Reasons were not given by the respondents in all cases, though, of the reasons given, lack of administrative support occurred frequently. (Tables indicating results are included in the text, and the letter to former students and the opinionnaire are appended.) (JA)
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