ERIC Number: ED168066
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: 0
An Investigation of the Communication Concerns of Preservice and Inservice Elementary School Teachers: A Developmental Conceptualization.
Staton-Spicer, Ann Q.; Bassett, Ronald E.
To identify the communication concerns of preservice (prospective and student teachers) and inservice teachers and to determine the differences in those concerns with regard to a three-phase conceptualization--concern with self, with task, and with impact--a study was conducted involving a total of 227 prospective, student, and inservice elementary school teachers. An adaptation of the "Teacher Concerns Statement" developed by Frances Fuller and Carol Case was used to obtain the communication concerns of the subjects. The results revealed that while prospective teachers seemed primarily concerned with self, student teachers with the task of communicating, and inservice teachers with the impact of communication, their concerns were not limited exclusively to any one category. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (64th, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 2-5, 1978)