ERIC Number: ED110276
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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The Relationship Between Psychological Readiness and Achievement on a Computer-Assisted Instructional Program for Science Teacher Education.
Gardner, Louis Arthur, Jr.
The purpose of this study was to determine if relationships existed among teaching experience, teacher concern level, and achievement of a skill used in teaching science. The teaching skill selected was the identification and use of behavioral objectives. Thirty-four experienced elementary school teachers and 26 undergraduate elementary education majors were the participants in the study. The range for teaching experience was from 0 to 36 years and range of teacher concern level was from 0 to 6 on a 7-point scale. The subjects participated in a computer-assisted instructional (CAI) program (INOBJ) designed to teach the identification and use of behavioral objectives in science. Each subject was given a pretest and posttest. Results indicated that students were generally successful in learning the identification and use of behavioral objectives when taught by the CAI program INOBJ. Results indicated that teaching experience was inversely related to achievement, suggesting that content being taught was of less importance to experienced teachers who possibly tended to screen out material they felt irrelevant to post experience. Significant correlations between experience and concern level supported the inference that teacher concern level was a natural outgrowth of teaching experience. As a set these two variables were not useful in predicting achievement. (Author/EB)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Computer Assisted Instruction, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Research, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers, Higher Education, Instruction, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Education, Science Teachers, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin