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ERIC Number: ED243863
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-May
Pages: 33
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Ten-Year Study on Quantity, Quality and Personal Characteristics of Teacher Candidates.
Horton, Daniel, Jr.; Summers, Jerry
A study compares the quantity, quality, and personal characteristics of teacher education candidates for the 1982-83 school year with the teacher education candidates for the 1971-72 and 1972-73 school years. Subjects included students of secondary education at Indiana State University (ISU) who had applied to student teach. Data for the study were gathered from the existing files for student teacher applicants at ISU. The study did not find that teacher candidates who are graduating today are better than the ones who graduated a decade ago. However, the present groups of secondary school teacher education candidates at ISU are more mature (if age is a factor), better achievers (if grade point average is a factor), and more humane (if concern for people is a factor). Study data are analyzed in detail and include charts and statistics and/or discussion on: (1) enrollment; (2) average grade point average (GPA) scores and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores; (3) age of student teacher applicants; (4) student teacher applicants who commute; (5) major characteristics of both good and incompetent teachers; (6) academic credit transferred to ISU; (7) student teacher applicants who work; (8) factors influencing career choice of teaching; and (9) student teacher applicant profile. (JMK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A