ERIC Number: ED214275
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
A Comparison of Middle School and High School Students' Attitudes toward School and Teachers.
Molina, Angela L.; Gordon, Jeffrey S.
In order to test the effectiveness of secondary education teacher training, middle school and high school students' attitudes toward their teachers and toward school are compared. The study involved students of 34 teachers who were graduates of the University of Cincinnati teacher education program and employed in the metropolitan Cincinnati (Ohio) area. Students were administered a "Student Evaluation of Teaching" instrument. Data analysis included a factor analysis followed by a multivariate analysis of variance. Three factors were isolated in the factor analysis; however, the multivariate analysis of these factors indicated they were not significant. The researchers concluded (tentatively, because of the small sample size) that secondary teacher education programs prepare middle school teachers as well as they prepare high school teachers. (MLF)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Factor Analysis, High Schools, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Multivariate Analysis, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Student School Relationship, Tables (Data), Teacher Education
Not available separately; see EA 014 525.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Middle School Association, Fairborn, OH.
Note: Paper included in "Middle School Research. Selected Studies 1977-1979. Volume II" (EA 014 525). For related documents, see EA 014 525-534.