ERIC Number: ED334163
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Windows on Teacher Education: Student Progress through Colleges of Education. Phase 1: Initiation into Teacher Education.
New Zealand Council for Educational Research, Wellington.
This is the first report of a longitudinal study of trainees preparing to teach in New Zealand primary and intermediate schools. The purpose of the study is to record attitudes and perceptions at the time of selection for teacher training at the end of l988 and the response of a smaller sample of students halfway through the first year of the course in 1989. The study is planned to run until 1992 when most of the students will have become beginning teachers. The study is being undertaken in three colleges: Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch, and conducted in several phases. Data have been collected by means of a questionnaire to successful college applicants followed by more intensive investigation of a sample of the students through interviews and college records of performance. The report focuses on expectations, personal backgrounds, attitudes towards public service as future teachers, as well as thoughts on leading issues of the day such as gender and cultural equity. Future reports will document students' progress through teacher training and out into the classrooms with an eye towards helping inform individual colleges of ways education programs might be improved to enhance the student's experience. (LL)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Career Choice, College Bound Students, College Freshmen, Colleges, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnicity, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Interviews, Longitudinal Studies, Questionnaires, Schools of Education, Sex Fairness, Student Attitudes, Student Records, Teacher Education, Teaching (Occupation)
New Zealand Council for Educational Research Distribution Services, P.O. Box 3237, Wellington, New Zealand.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Zealand Council for Educational Research, Wellington.
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand