ERIC Number: ED420225
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
The Use of the Ways of Knowing Inventory with Graduate Student Teaching Interns and Their Cooperating Teachers and University Supervisors.
Struck, Mildred H.; Oja, Sharon N.
This study sought to determine if the Ways of Knowing Inventory (WOKI) was useful as a measure of intellectual/epistemological development among interns, cooperating teachers, and university supervisors who were engaged in a one-year student teaching experience. The WOKI is a 49-item questionnaire based on the epistemological positions described in "Women's Ways of Knowing" (Belenky et al., 1986). The 74 female participants completed the WOKI at the outset of the 1995-96 school year. The results indicated moderate-to-strong positive correlations between silence and received knowledge, and between subjective knowledge and procedural knowledge; moderate positive correlations between silence and subjective knowledge, silence and procedural knowledge, and received knowledge and subjective knowledge, received knowledge and procedural knowledge, and subjective knowledge and constructed knowledge. The implications of these findings for the mentoring relationship are discussed. An appendix provides WOKI sample items. (Contains 10 references.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Diego, CA, April 13-17, 1998).