ERIC Number: ED097389
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Predicting Teacher Success: The Inner City.
Strom, Robert D.; Larimore, David
The purpose of this publication is to provide a particular method for conducting personnel selection research and at the same time to report the results of a study in which it was successfully used. A novel and successful type of inservice education was recently initiated by the Ohio State University College of Education in collaboration with Columbus, Ohio, Public Schools. The program is called the Preface Program. The 21 elementary teachers who participated included both Negroes and whites; none of these men and women has previously taught in low-income schooos, although roughly half of them were experienced elsewhere. Twelve psychological-personality instruments were administered to know the participatns better. It seemed reasonable to determine whether certain types of selfhood structures were more susceptible to training for inner city teacher than others. During the school year of the study the performance of each of the the 21 participants was monitored and rated to produce four criterion measures. After scores on the dozen selfhood examinations and the criterion measures were accumulated, first order correlations were calculated between every variable and every other variable. A stepwise regression analysis of each of the criterion measures was used to determine what parsimonious subset of psychological measures could predict each criterion with a reasonable amount of success. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Behavior Rating Scales, Elementary School Teachers, Inner City, Inservice Teacher Education, Personality Measures, Predictive Measurement, Psychological Testing, Self Concept Measures, Statistical Analysis, Success, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Selection
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio