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ERIC Number: ED240087
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 67
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-642-06010-X
The First Five Years of Teaching.
McArthur, John
This report deals with the follow-up stage of a longitudinal study which examined socialization into teaching as reflected by teachers' attitudes towards the control of students. Preservice secondary school teachers were observed in their final year of training, and, in 1978, this "five years later" follow-up was conducted, investigating over half of the original sample. It was found that the initial year of teaching experience is clearly the most traumatic, and that the subsequent years tended to see a leveling out of attitudes towards students and teaching and an internalization of occupational values. This report provides information on: (1) the sample of beginning secondary school teachers; (2) career patterns of respondents to the 1978 survey; (3) use of student control ideology as an index of socialization into the occupation of teaching; (4) cross-sectional analyses of responses to the 1978 survey; (5) longitudinal analysis of responses from members of the 1978 sample who taught from 1973-1978 and comparisons with 1978 non-teaching group; and (6) a summary of followup interviews conducted (during 1979) with both teaching and non-teaching members of the 1978 sample. The research questionnaire, a bibliography, and several tables are included. (CJB)
Australian Government Publishing Service, GPO Box 84, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia ($2.80).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Education Research and Development Committee, Canberra.
Identifiers - Location: Australia