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ERIC Number: ED138559
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Reactions to Proposed Personal Attributes of an Effective (and Affective) Educator.
The purpose of this study was to determine what personal attributes, in the opinion of teachers, were needed by the effective educator. Once identified, these attributes would be assessed in entering and exiting students in the teacher education program at the University of Wisconsin. A theoretical model for the "ideal teacher" was devised listing seven facets of a symmetrical person: Alive, Spiritual, Purposive, Truthful, Loving, Moral, and Intelligent. A questionnaire was developed, and reactions were solicited from approximately 200 teachers. The project sought to obtain teacher reactions to the symmetrical model of personal attributes as requisite to the ideal educator and to seek their interpretations of the extent to which the university's teacher preparation program and their participation in field experience programs had separate and/or joint responsibilities for the development of these personal attributes. Those responding indicated minimal acceptance of the attributes. This minimal support for affective attributes seemed alarming for persons concerned with confluent education in teacher education programs. Suggestions for strengthening confluent teacher education curricula are presented at the end of the report. A copy of the questionnaire is included in the document. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, New York, April 4-8, 1977)