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ERIC Number: ED098147
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A Study of the Affect of Professional Education Courses in Beginning Teachers.
Copley, Patrick O.
This study was conducted to evaluate professional education courses. Three groups of beginning teachers were established. Group one consisted of 22 liberal arts program graduates with no professional education courses. Group two consisted of 38 liberal arts bachelor degree recipients with education courses but without student teaching, and group three consisted of 40 graduates of a bachelor of science in education program. The sample was stratified to include an equal number of different majors in each group. Principals of the beginning teachers were asked to rate them according to a 20-item beginning teacher rating scale. The author concludes that there is a significant difference in principals' ratings of beginning teachers in terms of professional education preparation, but there is no significant difference in terms of other types of academic preparation, in terms of personality characteristics, or in terms of physical or emotional health. (PD)
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