ERIC Number: ED151306
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Reliability, Validity, and Usefulness of Identified Pre-Teaching Predictors.
Gress, James R.
This study investigates selectivity in teacher education. Using perspectives afforded by institutional admissions practices, teacher effectiveness research, and selected public school influences, the study explored both current policies and procedures in the selection of preservice students and the usefulness of a number of biographical, demographic, academic, personality, and professional performance measures for predicting teaching effectiveness. Principal study methods included a survey of ninety-two teacher education program units in Ohio and retrieval of institutional data for 391 subjects randomly selected from applicants to one program unit over a five-year period. Follow-up data for some unit graduates were assembled as well. Findings of the study revealed that a modest proportion of teaching effectiveness at program completion may be predicted prior to program admission, especially on the basis of personality/attitudinal measures. However, findings did not reveal a relationship between institutional judgments of effectiveness in a program, on the one hand, and professional judgments of effectiveness in an employment situation, in the other. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
Authoring Institution: N/A