ERIC Number: ED228219
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Perceptions regarding the Importance of Specified Teaching Competencies.
Weber, Wilford A.; And Others
A survey of preservice and inservice teachers identified teaching competencies they perceived to be most important. A self-administered questionnaire asked respondents to use Likert scales to rate the importance of 44 teaching competencies. A comparison was made between the perceptions of preservice and inservice teachers and between the results of this study and of a similar study conducted at Bowling Green State University. Findings revealed that 16 competencies were viewed as important by preservice teachers and 25 were viewed as important by inservice teachers. Nearly all of the competencies were viewed as being of at least moderate importance. Preservice and inservice teachers held very similar perceptions regarding the importance of competencies they rated, particularly those they deemed to be most important. Respondents from this study rated the Bowling Green competencies lower than did the teachers who participated in that study. Tables present the rankings on the selected competencies from both studies. A copy of the questionnaire is appended. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (Orlando, FL, January 29-February 3, 1983).