ERIC Number: ED256765
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship between Teaching Experience and Satisfaction with Teacher Preparation: A Summary of Three Surveys.
Hummel, Thomas J.; And Others
Surveys conducted over three consecutive years sought to determine if beginning teachers graduating at the same time but with varying amounts of subsequent teaching experience perceived the quality of their training program differently. Questionnaires elicited 954 responses. Questions focused on five skill categories: planning, instructing, classroom management, evaluating, and diagnosing. Findings indicated: (1) graduates without teaching experience viewed their preparation more positively than their teacher counterparts; (2) nonteachers believed they were better prepared in all five skill categories than did teachers; (3) teachers saw themselves as less well-prepared to deal with handicapping conditions than those without teaching experience; (4) graduates without teaching experience felt less positive about how their preparation contributed to a positive attitude toward teaching; (5) the second year group was less positive about their preparation than those who taught only during the first year; and (6) there was an upswing and stabilization in teacher attitude following a sharp downward swing in the early months of teaching. The survey instrument 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 American Educational Research Association (69th, Chicago, IL, March 31-April 4, 1985).