ERIC Number: ED242668
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Socialization in the Educational Organization: A Review of the Literature.
A review of the literature on teacher socialization reveals emphasis on two broad research categories: outcomes of teacher socialization, and factors that influence those outcomes. Research is consistent with respect to the outcomes of socialization. Progressive and liberal views that students adopt during college shift after their initial teaching experiences, and new teachers come to accept traditional values and attitudes toward education in order to work within the organizational system. The research on factors that influence the socialization process has been concentrated in three areas: university training, the school bureaucracy, and the impact of role models on the neophyte. Much research focusing on university training as a factor influencing socialization concludes that the neophyte is not adequately trained and has no choice but to conform to existing, traditional perspectives. The impact of the school bureaucracy teaches the neophyte that conformity to rules and regulations and adopting traditional teaching methods and values will bring acceptance and rewards. Role models within the school system have a great impact upon the beginning teacher's adoption of teaching strategies and values, and reliance on colleagues helps them learn to survive within the school system. Implications for future research are also described. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at a Convention of the Western Speech Communication Association (Seattle, WA, February 18-21, 1984).