ERIC Number: ED315395
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
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Comparison of Preservice Teachers and Inservice Teachers on the Affective Variables of the Canfield Learning Styles Inventory.
Kirk, Pamela A. Catledge; O'Neal, E. C.
Comparison was made of preservice and inservice teachers on the affective variables of the Canfield Learning Styles Inventory. The sample was composed of 93 public school teachers who participated in a staff development workshop and 71 teacher education students. Three major categories of the inventory were used in the study: learning conditions and motivational factors; interest in subject area; and mode of delivery. The learning style profile of preservice teachers revealed a high preference for people and peers, and a low preference for independent conditions of learning. The inservice group demonstrated a preference for authority and qualitative subject matter. One of the major findings of the study was that older students, the inservice group, exhibited a strong traditional preference for learning. Implications for planning specific educational experiences and resources for different age groups are considered. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Canfield Learning Styles Inventory