ERIC Number: ED428090
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Oct-15
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Determining the Multivariate Assumptions of a Four Dimensional Instrument Designed To Follow-up Elementary and Secondary Level Graduates of Multiple Teacher Education Institutions.
Rahman, Mohammed A.; Loadman, William E.
Whether there is a difference in job satisfaction, self-assessed knowledge of teaching, and ratings of the quality of teacher education programs for graduates of elementary teacher education programs and secondary teacher education programs was studied using the Teacher Education Follow-up Scale of the National Database for Teacher Education Follow-up Studies. Fourteen teacher preparation institutions participated in the follow-up study, although not all used all 4 subscales of the followup instrument. Sample sizes for each subscale ranged from 2,785 to 3,930. Analyses, which included mulitivariate analysis of variance, suggest that there is a difference between graduates of elementary teaching programs and graduates of secondary education programs. Job satisfaction and assessment of program quality were higher for graduates of elementary teaching preparation programs. These results have ramifications for the use and interpretation of data from teacher followups. (Contains two figures, three tables, and nine references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-Western Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, October 1998).