ERIC Number: ED329528
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Feb
Student Teacher Attitudes and Attitude Change.
Nortman, Michael L.
The major hypothesis of this study was that students will adopt more traditional beliefs during student teaching, that secondary student teachers will exhibit less support for progressive attitudes than their elementary counterparts before student teaching, and that the extent of secondary teachers' change toward the traditional position will be significantly greater. The study surveyed a sample of 205 students from 3 central Ohio universities. The major findings were that the educational beliefs of secondary student teachers were significantly more traditional than those of their elementary counterparts at both the pretest and posttest periods, and that the educational beliefs of secondary student teachers changed over time to a more traditional orientation while those of the elementary sample remained constant. A comparison of the posttest scores of both teaching groups demonstrated that secondary student teachers tended to respond more traditionally than their elementary counterparts on scale items related to the areas of positive feelings toward students, discipline, and the importance of affective educational goals. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (71st, New Orleans, LA, February 16-20, 1991).