ERIC Number: ED326526
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of Attitudes toward Student Teaching.
Benton, Gary J.; Richardson, Gloria
A description is presented of the development of an attitude survey, the Mississippi Student Teacher Attitude Inventory, which was designed to establish a reliable instrument for obtaining feedback concerning student teaching. A synthesis of studies from related literature indicate that there are numerous ways to approach the assessment of student teacher attitudes and that socialization into teaching is affected by a number of variables. During the fall semester of l989, items were selected for the instrument. The basis for the selection of the specific items was derived from the courses included in the teacher preparation program designed to meet the requirements of the Mississippi Educational Reform Act of 1982. A total of 38 items were included in the final survey. The survey was administered to 136 students at the end of their student teaching in the spring semester, 1990; an analysis of the results demonstrated the instrument's reliability. Future studies are planned to utilize it in a variety of ways. A table displays data on the frequency and percent of responses for the inventory. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, November 13-16, 1990). Alternative title: Assessing the Attitudes of Student Teachers toward Their Student Teaching Experience.