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ERIC Number: ED084243
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 10
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Concerns of Beginning Teachers.
Starkey, John D.; Caras, Dan
An opinionnaire was constructed by asking approximately 100 students to write down, subjectively, items with which they were most concerned in becoming teachers. Twenty of these were selected as being the most representative of the prospective teacher. This 20-statement opinionnaire was then administered to 417 undergraduate secondary education majors. Scoring was done on a five-point "Likert-type" scale: "5" indicating strongly concerned; "1", strongly unconcerned. Results indicated that students were strongly concerned about various components of educational psychology as it relates to human behavior. Students were also strongly concerned about such nonacademic, humanistic areas as motivation, interests, understanding, meaningful experiences, creativity, learning, self-confidence, discipline, self-realization, and relevancy of materials. It is felt that this study is especially timely for those who are interested in performance criteria and accountability in setting up objectives in teacher preparation. (JB)
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