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ERIC Number: ED298236
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Deductions from a Comparative Analysis of Data To Reflect Attitudes of Florida A & M University Student Teachers Towards Teacher Activities and Skills Appropriate for Diverse Ethnic Groups for the Academic Years 1978-79 and 1979-80.
Judge, Walter W.
Student teachers in Florida A & M University's Teacher Preparation Program were aware of their need for additional training in working with diverse ethnic groups. A survey consisting of 30 questions relating to self-assessment, assessment of on-campus training, assessment of student teaching experience, and need for further training in that specific area, was administered to 440 black and 36 white student teachers during the 1978-79 and 1979-80 academic years. In addition, students participating during the winter 1979 and spring 1980 quarters also responded to another instrument, the Assessment of Multiethnic Attitude. Data were analyzed by quarter, and compared with the findings of the 1978-79 study. Findings included the following: (1) 49 percent indicated a need for more training in working with diverse ethnic groups; (2) responses from whites and blacks differed very little; and (3) there appears to be a close relationship between the respondents' perception of their ability to deal with situations involving ethnicity, and their backgrounds and experiences as they relate to ethnic diversity. Statistical data are included in 30 tables. A two-page list of references and a copy of the survey instrument are included in the appendices. (FMW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florida A and M Univ., Tallahassee.
Identifiers - Location: Florida