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ERIC Number: ED135772
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Attitude and Attitude Change in Student Teachers.
Wolfe, Mary L.; Halperin, Marcia S.
The factor structure of an inventory of attitudes toward teaching before actual classroom experience and the changes in those attitudes following a semester of student teaching were investigated. A questionnaire designed to sample opinion about teaching and children was administered to 33 elementary education majors before and after student teaching. A significant pretest to posttest change in the direction of greater agreement with traditional methods of teaching as compared to the more progressive methods was noted. However, it was also observed that a student teacher may become more traditional in his/her views on everyday classroom management without abandoning a basic "progressive" idealism. (Authors/JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, New York, April 4-8, 1977)