ERIC Number: ED299223
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
Gender Differences in Preservice Teachers' Preference for College Learning Activities.
Skipper, Charles E.
This research sought to determine if male and female preservice teachers differ in their preference for college level course learning activities and teaching methods. A cross sectional method of data collection was used with a total sample of 549 students, 113 males and 436 females. Females expressed a significantly higher preference than males for variables related to instructor and course organization. They also expressed higher preference for variables related to student-instructor rapport. Females preferred viewing films, asking questions, and holding review sessions. Males expressed a higher preference for giving oral reports and independent learning. Females held lower preference than males for true-false exam questions, but higher preference for workbooks and grading on the curve. The significance of these findings for teacher education programs is discussed. (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 (New Orleans, LA, April 5-9, 1988).