ERIC Number: ED454161
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Mar-8
What Graduates in Education Fear Most about Their First Year of Teaching.
Gee, Jerry Brooksher
This study examined the factors that most concerned beginning teachers about their first year of teaching. The study assessed the attitudes of 24 preservice teachers who were enrolled in a senior-level undergraduate methods course and 36 graduate students with teaching experience who were enrolled in a graduate level methods course. Participants completed a questionnaire that focused on: discipline and classroom management, the Louisiana Teacher Assessment Program, planning and meeting curriculum standards, portrayal of teacher confidence and assertiveness, student age levels, student apathy, approval and respect from colleagues, student diversity, working with parents, and motivating students. The strongest concerns of both groups related to discipline and classroom management, the Louisiana Teacher Assessment Program, and planning and meeting curriculum standards. Respondents in both groups also agreed that approval and respect from colleagues should be ranked seventh. Differences in the ranking of the other six items indicated some disparity between the groups (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Louisiana Educational Research Association (Baton Rouge, LA, March 8-9, 2001).