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ERIC Number: ED355201
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
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A Comparative Study of 1985 and 1991 Teacher Education Candidates.
Sultana, Qaisar; Wirtz, Paul
This study compared 1985 and 1991 teacher education candidates on three different measures, to determine whether students entering the teaching profession today are qualitatively different from those in the past. One hundred essays written by preservice students at the College of Education at Eastern Kentucky University in 1985 and 1991 were reviewed to analyze the written communication skills of the two groups and examine their reasons for selecting the teaching profession. The grade point average for each student was also determined. Results revealed no significant differences between the two groups on their grade point average or on their writing skills. The two groups did differ on several reasons for choosing to be teachers. The 1991 group focused less often on the traditional viewpoint that teaching is a helping profession. Instead, the 1991 group stressed their concern about the future and their desire to make a difference in schools. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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