ERIC Number: ED303457
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Attitudes toward Their Preparation Program and Their Profession.
Birdwell, Lori A.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the attitudes of graduates of the teacher education programs of Tennessee Technological University toward the teaching profession and the program they completed at the university. The study focused on the differences in attitudes between: (1) graduates who completed their degrees in 1973, 1978, 1983, and 1988; (2) those individuals who are not currently teaching with those who are teaching; and (3) those individuals who have completed the bachelor's, master's, or educational specialist's degree. The years chosen allowed making contact with individuals who have been out of school from 1 to 15 years. The total sample size was 1,410 with a response rate of 52 percent. Data collected by the survey are displayed in tables and are accompanied by narrative discussions of the responses. A summary of the major findings from data (both positive and negative) of all respondents includes a list of 27 conclusions. A copy of the questions that were discussed in this paper is appended. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Technological Univ., Cookeville. Center for Techer Education Evaluation.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Eastern Educational Research Association (Savannah, GA, February 22-25, 1989).