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ERIC Number: ED086659
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 38
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Seeking the Profile of an Elementary Educator: Phase III.
Arth, Alfred A.; And Others
This paper presents the third phase of a student-faculty investigation seeking the profile of the elementary school teacher. Phase I discovered an indication of different personality traits in elementary and secondary teachers. Phase II redesigned the original questionnaire and supported the findings with additional research. This third phase continued the research and again redesigned the questionnaire. Results indicate that the typical elementary school teacher is female, older than the secondary school teacher, likely to feel that academic logic and emotion are equally important in teaching, is more child oriented, gets more satisfaction from the job itself rather than from extrinsics, feels that the physical aspects of the classroom are as important as the curriculu, and is less likely to favor professional unions. It is probable, however, that with the dawn of teacher militancy, more males entering the elementary school, better salaries, and women's liberation, the profile of the elementary teacher will change. Results of Phase III also indicate that the middle school teacher does not fit into the pattern set by either the elementary or secondary teacher. This paper contains copies of the three questionnaires used throughout the study, tables analyzing the answers to the third questionnaire, and a bibliography. (DDO)
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