ERIC Number: ED104516
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Day Care Teacher Beliefs and Teaching Practices.
Verma, Sureshrani; Peters, Donald L.
A self-administered rating scale and an observational schedule were developed to assess the beliefs and behaviors of early childhood teachers in relation to constructs derived from Piagetian cognitive developmental theory and operant learning theory. Application was made to existent Piegetian and operant model early education programs. The results indicated both measures satisfactorily differentiated among the programs in a manner consistent with theory. The instruments were then applied in 38 day care centers. The results indicate that although consistent and meaningful differences among teachers are found, a wide range of internal inconsistencies exists between a teacher's stated beliefs and her actual practices. (Author/CS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Public Welfare, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: N/A