ERIC Number: ED289847
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
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Preservice Teachers' Perceptions of Qualities Exhibited by Effective Teachers.
Strickland, James F., Jr.; And Others
This study sought to determine preservice teachers' perceptions of qualities exhibited by effective teachers, and differences in perceptions among groups of preservice teachers categorized on the basis of four background variables: (1) academic major; (2) sex; (3) cumulative grade point average; and (4) stage of academic development in a teacher preparation program. Subjects of the study were 336 preservice teachers. The survey instrument used in the study collected background information and ratings on 19 different qualities as to whether they were very important, important, or not important for effective teachers. An analysis of the findings noted as significant that considerations of pedagogy, subject-matter knowledge, and concern for students were all represented among the set of teacher qualities rated most highly. Results indicated a tendency among elementary and special education majors to attach more importance to certain student-centered qualities than did secondary and health and physical education majors. Secondary majors tended to attach more importance to certain subject-matter qualities. Survey findings are presented in tables. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: For a related document, see ED 279 625.