ERIC Number: ED182309
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Age and Experience as Factors Affecting Student Attitudes toward Experience-Based Teacher Training Programs.
Donofrio, Angela M.; And Others
A study was conducted to determine the attitudes of undergraduate education students regarding the importance of experiences with children and to examine the effects of age, prior experiences with children, and class standing on their attitudes. The purpose of this study was to seek an appropriate balance among field experiences, methods, content, and theory in teacher programs. The preference of students was found to vary according to age and experience. They perceived method and content to be more important elements of a methods course than theory and field experiences. Implications for schools of education are discussed. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association (San Antonio, TX, February 8, 1980).