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ERIC Number: ED079251
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 5
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Attitude Changes in Introduction to Teaching Classes.
Villeme, Melvin G.
Working on the assumption that teacher educators should develop attitudes in education majors that are consistent with the philosophy of most educators today, this study tried to ascertain if there is a change in attitudes in the direction of accepted educational philosophy as a result of taking the course "Introducti to Teaching." The course at the University of South Florida is an elective open to any freshmen on a pass-fail only basis; it emphasizes tutoring experiences and group discussions. The Minnesota Teacher Attitude Inventory was the instrument used to measure the attitudes of the students. The results indicated that there was a significant change in attitudes over the period of the course. Limitations of this study relate to the permanency of the changed attitudes and the lack of a control group of freshman not taking the "Introduction to Teaching" course. But the study did suggest that changes of attitudes were taking place in a short time span. A follow-up study is warranted to suggest if particular methods do make a difference in attitude changes. (JA)
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