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ERIC Number: ED079245
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 15
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Personal Attributes of Intellectually Gifted Teacher Candidates and Their Implications for Student Identification.
Skipper, Charles E.
This study describes the personality attributes of intellectually gifted female secondary teacher candidates compared to an unselected sample of female secondary candidates to determine what, if any, unique personal characteristics differentiate the two groups and to suggest certain attributes that might be acquired by their students through the process of identification. Gifted candidates' positive attitudes towards teaching indicate they will probably have harmonious interpersonal relationships with their students, which should enhance the possibility of student identification and may help improve society's attitude towards intellectual excellence. Gifted teacher candidates are not utilitarian in their values and express a strong desire to know and understand the meaning of life. An important finding is the dichotomy between scientific and artistic interests of the gifted candidates who are decidely scientific in their interests with a lack of artistic affairs. These findings suggest students might identify more closely with the gifted teachers rather than with the unselected group. (Author/JA)
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