ERIC Number: ED303422
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
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A Measure of Common Variables Associated with Career Stages as Perceived by Principals and Teachers: Validation of a Model for Career Development.
DeMoulin, Donald F.; Guyton, John W.
This pilot study sought to establish validity of a teacher career development model based on results from previous research which had isolated a series of career stages and several characteristics of each stage. The model was constructed to identify characteristics associated with effective and ineffective transfer of knowledge from teacher to students. Perceptions of principals and teachers regarding 160 characteristics of teachers identified 4 distinct career stages: Provisional, Development, Transition, and Decelerating, each with associated characteristics which made logical sense and appeared to corroborate previous findings of research involving principals. Findings support the need for teacher renewal; the model suggests a framework for matching staff development activities to the classroom and the career stage of the teacher. The appendixes provides a proposed model for instructional development and the survey form listing the 160 teacher characteristics. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Education Research Association (Louisville, KY, November, 1988).