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ERIC Number: ED077922
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Relationship Between Attitudes and Characteristics of Student Teachers.
Campbell, Donald E.
This study examined the relationship between attitudes of student teachers and ratings of student teachers according to characteristics deemed most desirable of teachers. The Minnesota Teacher Attitude Inventory (MTAI), which purportedly predicts how well a teacher will get along in interpersonal relationship, was chosen as the instrument to obtain expressions of attitudes of student teachers to children and school work. Characteristics of a teacher which were deemed most desirable by school administrators were assumed to be those items included on forms used to obtain staff recommendations. The study was initiated just before the conclusion of a semester of student teaching. Within the limits of this investigation, little relationship was found to exist between the attitude of student teachers as expressed at the end of a student teaching experience and the ratings of characteristics desired by school administrators. The paired comparison technique for assessment of desired teacher characteristics provided an operational taxonomy for determining the strongest characteristics of a student teacher. (Tables with results are included as appendixes.) (JA)
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