ERIC Number: ED091439
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Concerns of Teachers: Research and Reconceptualization.
Fuller, Frances F.; And Others
Factor analyses of 1,359 Teacher Concerns Statements (TCS) indicate a single bipolar factor best describes preservice teachers' concerns, the poles being self-adequacy and teaching performance. Two concerns factors are required to describe inservice teachers' concerns: self-adequacy vs. pupil-benefit (bipolar), and teaching performance. Thus, the two-stage (self-adequacy, pupil-benefit) model of teacher concerns posited earlier for Frances Fuller in 1969 is no longer adequate. As predicted, preservice teachers had higher self-adequacy concerns scores, and inservice teachers had higher pupil-benefit scores. Of the four teacher groups studied (preservice male, female; inservice male, female), only the concerns of male inservice teachers matured with training/teacher experience. Implications for teacher education are discussed. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Research and Development Centers Branch.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Research and Development Center for Teacher Education.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (59th, Chicago, Illinois, April 1974)