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ERIC Number: ED407401
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 37
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Achieving Styles Preferences of Education Students in a Graduate Teacher Preparation Program.
Sosin, Adrienne
This study investigated how the Achieving Styles Inventory (ASI) can be useful to teacher educators and students. According to this model, there are nine achieving styles divided into three domains--direct, instrumental, and relationship--each distinguished by a preferred means of achieving goals. The ASI is a 45-item self-report instrument that measures the extent of a person's preference for each style. The 152 graduate students (49 male and 103 female) who participated in the study were drawn from a graduate preservice teacher preparation program designed to appeal to career changers. Study findings revealed that education students had significantly lower scores for the Competitive Direct, Power Direct, Personnel Instrumental, Social Instrumental, and Collaborative Relational styles than did the norming population. There was also a difference by sex within the studied group, indicating that women were significantly less inclined to prefer the Competitive Direct, Power Direct or Social Instrumental styles than male students. Implications from this study for teacher education suggest further research in the use of the Achieving Styles model as a framework for self-reflective practice, appreciating student diversity, creating or adapting learning environment, and developmental instruction to enhance styles most desired for classroom practice. (Contains 22 references.) (ND)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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