ERIC Number: ED109054
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
New Patterns of Teacher Education and Tasks; The Development of Student-Teachers. A Comparative Study of Professional Socialization.
Anderson, D. S.; And Others
This report presents the results of a longitudinal study of professional socialization. The purpose of the study was to discover and understand the changes which take place in students during training and to draw implications for the improvement of professional education. Questionnaires were administered to 3,146 students who began courses in one of six Australian universities with the intention of qualifying for engineering, law, medicine, or teaching. The data was supplemented with information from 2,500 teacher-trainees at the University of London Institute of Education. Some of the results include the following: (a) in law, medicine, and engineering there was general consensus concerning the role of the professional and the service provided, while in teaching there was not; (b) compared with those in engineering, law, and medicine, the students in teaching had a much more negative component in reasons for their career decision; (c) students in teaching who had been enrolled in education courses for all four years retained their initial level of commitment to teaching and did develop some professional attitudes, while those who began study in specifically educational subjects only during the last year (the majority) neither retained their initial commitment nor developed professional attitudes; and (d) compared with practicing teachers, student teachers had a more liberal view of the relationship between school and society, and they initially adhered less to the view that the teacher-pupil relationship is necessarily one of dominance-submission. (Author)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Professional Education, Professional Training, Role Perception, Socialization, Student Teachers, Teacher Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
Note: For related documents, see SP 009 225, 277 and 279