ERIC Number: ED098174
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Report on a Comparative Study of Two Years' Operation of the Dallas Teacher Center Professional Semester Program. Research on Elementary Teacher Preparation Monograph No. 2.
Earp, N. Wesley; Tanner, Fred W.
This report presents comparative data collected from 122 North Texas State University elementary education students enrolled in the Dallas Teacher Center Professional Semester (DTCPS) program during the 1972-73 and 1973-74 academic years. Three instruments--One Word Sentence Completion, Self Report Inventory, and Directed Imagination Test--were used to gather data on the following topics for factor analysis: (a) self-perception ability, (b) optimism-hope, (c) empathy-view of others, (d) general adjustment and mental health, (e) attitude toward teaching, (f) view of children, and (g) confidence regarding classroom discipline. Results indicate the following: (a) in all of the attitudinal dimensions sampled, the student teachers experienced positive growth during the DTCPS program; (b) inner-city and middle-class schools were suitable settings for this significant positive attitudinal growth to take place; and (c) the total impact of the DTCPS program would appear to have been the influence producing these results. Also, a high proportion of the participants who completed the DTCPS program saw themselves and others favorably, tended to be well-adjusted adults, had hope and optimism for the future, and were committed to the teaching profession. Raw scores averages for each instrument are included in the tables. (PD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Texas State Univ., Denton.