ERIC Number: ED264225
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Student-Teacher Socialization: Role Model Influences.
Brodbelt, Samuel; Wall, Robert E.
Role model selection by student teachers and their classroom supervising teachers, the influence of status, and circumstances and issues related to the selection were investigated. Of 200 questionnaires mailed to student teachers, 147 usable forms were returned; of 320 questionnaires mailed to supervising teachers, 223 were returned (70%). student teachers and supervising teachers include college professor, chairperson, colleagues, classroom teacher and other school administrators. Fifty percent of the student teachers indicated that their supervising teacher was the primary source of professional advice, personal friends were second, other student teachers were third, and the college supervisor was the fourth most common choice. In contrast, supervising teachers reported their choices as colleagues, principal, and supervisor, ranked 1 to 3 respectively. The college supervisor was mentioned least often. This study provides evidence of the need of teacher education programs to recognize the effect of role models upon the professional development and performance of teachers. (Author/KM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Eastern Educational Research Association Conference (Virginia Beach, VA, February 7-9, 1985).