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ERIC Number: ED436516
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov-19
Pages: 18
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Who Will Teach Our Children?
Lewis, Angela; Thrower, Elizabeth
The University of Montevallo, Alabama, instituted a team interview process during the fall semester of 1998 as an additional criterion for determining eligibility to the Teacher Education Program. This study examines the perceptions of preservice teachers who underwent the team interview process. A group of 48 students were surveyed to determine: their understanding of the interview process; their level of comfort during the interview; and their level of satisfaction with the process. Students completed the survey immediately after the team interview. Qualitative and quantitative data were collected from the survey, which used a Likert-type scale and open-ended questions to determine students' agreement with six statements regarding: feeling properly notified about the interview process; feeling prepared for the interview process; feeling informed about how to get results from the interview by those on the interview team; feeling comfortable during the interview; feeling that questions asked assessed their readiness for further study in teacher education; and feeling that they passed the interview. The results indicated that the average candidate was in agreement with the survey's six statements. The survey is appended. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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