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ERIC Number: ED360261
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Pages: 21
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Relationships among Various Demographic Variables and Measures of Teacher Competence: Making Sense of a Variety of Bivariate Correlations.
Hughes, Muriel M. Ah Sing
While the increase of older students in college undergraduate programs across the nation and the increasing need for teachers have been documented in a multitude of diverse research studies, there is little to link these two areas of research. This study provides a comparative analysis of 10 traditional and 22 nontraditional student teachers' performance on teacher competency measures. For this study, nontraditional students are individuals 24 years of age and older. The competency measures are divided into two parts: assessment of academic knowledge--ACT scores, grade point average, and NTE scores; and demonstration of teaching skills as measured by the student teaching evaluation scores. The Mississippi Teacher Assessment Instrument was used to derive these scores. The analysis of the data, done through a large correlation matrix, reveals relationships between achievement indicators and performance on the teacher competency measures, as well as an achievement profile of traditional and nontraditional students as it is colored by selected demographic variables. (Author/IAH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Teacher Examinations