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ERIC Number: ED308593
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Pages: 39
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Dedication/Commitment: A Study of Their Relationship to Teaching Excellence.
Duval, John
The document examines the connection of commitment and dedication to excellence in teaching, and the extent to which their intensity can be measured as variables. The study expands the knowledge base of 19th and early 20th century teaching by discovering and documenting examples in the historical literature of dedication and commitment. The connection of commitment and dedication to teaching excellence today and in the recent past as evidenced in the lives of Vermont teachers is identified. A description of dedication and commitment in a population of Vermont teachers in the 100-year period from 1830 to 1930. Findings indicate that these qualities would be most evident not only in rural settings but also in rural settings where economic rewards were below average. Teachers in the sample spend a significant amount of time in school and are involved in school-related activities beyond the context of the work day. Teachers responded that they were spending their own money on their classes or their students. (79 references) (SI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Vermont